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Program Information
Program Name: FolkTime
Year the Program was Started: 1986
Public Contact Person: Thomas Brady
Address: 4837 NE Couch St
Portland, OR 97213
Telephone #: 503 238-6428
Fax #: 503 238-3986
Email Address:
Website URL:
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Recreation/Arts
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse, Veterans, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
Volunteers: 5-10
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: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals:

Reduce dependence on in-patient care and emergency room care.

Increase life satisfaction and social integration.

Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Self-reported status as measured twice per year.
Program Mission Statement: FolkTime's mission is to provide a community that fosters wellness and promotes a healthy environment based on peer support and self determination.
Additional Information: FolkTime is an evolving peer run organization focused on recovery for members and education/integration in the traditional mental health system.

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