As we approach the end of this calendar year we are thankful for rich connections in our lives, the relationships we continue to grow, and the impact we are able to make daily. FolkTime continues to host the tri-county area’s only peer-to-peer social program that welcomes all, regardless of health care system affiliation. We continue to provide a safe and welcoming community providing support and hot meals to our members – and we have never charged participants a penny since 1986. In November, 108 different people came to our NE Portland Social Center for lunch, art, writing or music classes, to play games, or go on outings. These opportunities are, without a doubt, essential for rebuilding, enriching, and saving our members' lives. These numbers reflect significant increases over even six months ago!
In addition, did you know that FolkTime hosts four other Social Programs -- in Oregon City, Sandy, at Chez Ami (supported housing for mental health and addiction recovery in Happy Valley), and a meet-up group for Veterans? FolkTime also provides peer support in five clinical settings throughout in the tri–county area, as well as managing Open Minds, Open Doors, a mental health awareness campaign for Clackamas County. Here is a snapshot of our accomplishments this year.
We are grateful for all the support we have received throughout the year. If you can make an additional donation or year-end gift – entirely tax-deductible – FolkTime can continue this important work in our community. Whatever you can give will help the more than 600 individuals find greater, meaningful connections with others, and support their recovery. Please let others know about FolkTime’s amazing and inspiring scope of work, and give as generously as you can. Your contribution will allow for peer support, community-based activities, and the connection we all need! Thank you.