Directory of Consumer Driven Services
Program Information
Program Name: Standish Friends Society, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 1998
Public Contact Person: Lisa Hayward
Address: 401 E. Beaver St.
P.O. Box 245
Standish, MI 48658
Telephone #: (989) 846-0781
Fax #: (989) 846-4079
Email Address:
Website URL:
Program Category: Drop-in Center
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $70,000-$100,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: None
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Website, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To help each other in our recovery journeys in a safe and stigma free environment.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Our Mission is to be an outreach to the community, to help address the needs of the emotionally and mentally ill. Our intent is to create a safe environment, of peers caring for peers. The connections of recovery and person centered planning are offered in a warm atmosphere. By understanding and sharing our difficulties and successes, we receive inspiration, growth, and concern for others like ourselves. By establishing a meeting place upon common ground, we are at least momentarily freed from the stigmatism that tends to be associated with mental and emotional illness' arising from general society. There are exceptions to that stigmatism in this general society, but still, too few. Upon this common ground of the Standish Friends Society; we strive to accept each other, in mutual respect as we are.

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