Demystify Myths About Mental Illness- Mental Health Is Everyone's Concern
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Friendship Community Center is looking for new board members to join its existing board. The Board of Directors of this non-profit, formed in 1976, is responsible for governance, oversight and development of the organization.
Friendship's Georgia-certified Peer Support Program is a self-directed, recovery-based program assisting adults living with chronic mental illnesses to re-establish and develop essential skills needed to re-integrate into the community. The program is designed to assist these individuals in gaining skills and learning recovery methods that enable them to maintain their path towards mental health recovery, eliminate mental health crises, minimize hospital visits, stay out of jail and move into the community with sustainable employment.
Board meetings are held monthly, each lasting one and one half hours. Board members are expected to participate in a committee that may require an additional time commitment of between one and two hours per month. Board members are Friendship's ambassadors to the community. Increasing the organization's connections and visibility in the community and being a proponent of mental health are important to the success of Friendship.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Friendship Community Center
1720 CENTRAL AVE, AUGUSTA, GA 30904, US
The mission of Friendship Community Center is to serve adults living with chronic mental and emotional disorders by empowering them to develop a sense of HOPE and tools to enrich the quality of their lives.
Friendship Community Center (FCC) provides structured scheduled activities that promote socialization, recovery, self-advocacy, development of natural supports, and maintenance of community living skills, under the direct supervision of a mental health professional. FCC conducts daily groups in a safe homelike environment for our members to explore their personal empowering goals and achieve them.
Inputs to our program include but are not limited to the physical facility and plant needs, staff, staff salaries, program materials, transportation, food and volunteer staff. We also provide a thrift shop and small store for members to purchase used items such as clothing and household items reduced cost.
FCC provides one-on-one peer counseling, group activities focused toward mental health recovery. FCC also runs a Ga state certified Peer Support Program. We provide a nourishing hot lunch daily. FCC also assists members in learning the importance of keeping doctor appointments to include learning basic computer skills.
FCC outputs are assisting our members in staying both physically and mentally healthy. We help them attain independent living apartments and employment, thus keeping them off the street and out of jail while providing a sense of accomplishment and self-worth.
We'll work with your schedule.
1720 Central AveAugusta, GA 30904
- Grant Writing / Research
- Public Relations
- Interactive/Social Media/SEO
- Community Outreach
- Must be at least 21
- Commitment of 3.5 hours per month
- Participate in a board committee, Promote Friendship in the community