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Friendship Community Center

  • 28 people are interested

Friendship Community Center is looking for self-motivated and compassionate people to join its board of directors. The mission of Friendship is to serve adults in the local community living with chronic mental and emotional disorders by empowering them to develop a sense of hope and the ability to enrich the quality of their lives. Board members act in an advisory capacity, sharing experiences, skills, and insights from their own unique personal and professional backgrounds.

Experience in mental health is not a prerequisite. We encourage applicants from a variety of backgrounds and are looking for people with experience, education, and interests in:

  • Finance/Accounting
  • Public Relations/Communication
  • Human Resources
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing
  • Human Resources
  • Event Planning
  • Education
  • Advocacy/outreach

This is a great opportunity to utilize your skills in the service of the community, to enhance to the mental health community and to gain experience in a nonprofit setting.

The board meets on the last Tuesday of each month. Lunch is provided.

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About Friendship Community Center

Location:

1720 CENTRAL AVE, AUGUSTA, GA 30904, US

Mission Statement

Friendship Community Center is a non-profit organization providing adults with chronic mental illness the recovery and stability needed for independent and meaningful lives.

Description

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 group sessions 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.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Board Development
People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1720 Central AvenueAugusta, GA 30904

(33.46829,-82.0009)
 

SKILLS

  • Financial Planning
  • Resource Development / Management
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Fundraising
  • Public Relations
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 21
  • A few hours monthly

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