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Program Information
Program Name: Wellness in the Woods
Year the Program was Started: 2013
Public Contact Person: Jode Freyholtz-London
Address: 25362 230th Street
Verndale, MN 56481
Telephone #: (218) 296-2067
Email Address:
Website URL:
Program Category: Community Education
Target Participants:
Veterans, Young Adults, Adults
Program Setting:
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
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: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Website, Other
Cost for materials? Yes
Program Goals: 1. Advocacy for rural Minnesotans with mental illness.

2. Educating communities about the eight dimensions of wellness.

3. Identify personal and community strengths to develop natural supports.

Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Our Mission is to partner with individuals and communities in rural Minnesota to identify and develop cohesive natural supports that encompass the "Eight Dimensions" of wellness.
Additional Information: Offers services including WRAP training, wellness events, advocacy, circle keepers, speakers bureau. Our vision is to foster and embrace all life experiences.

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