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Program Information
Program Name: The Friendship Connection, Inc.
Agency Name: Grassroots Empowerment Project
Year the Program was Started: 2009
Public Contact Person: Deb Philbrick
Address: 117 S. Main St.
Adams, WI 53910
Telephone #: 608-339-6810
Email Address: friendshipconnection@yahoo.com
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $10,000-$40,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 10-20
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: reduce stigma
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: "The Friendship Connection is organized for educational and charitable purposes.The mission of the Friendship Connection is to support the journey of personal growth, holistic healing and recovery through peer support, education and friendship in a safe, loving and caring environment."

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