Skip to content

NE Portland

Free To Be Me Northeast Portland Social Program

Our Free To Be Me Northeast Portland location is our original social program, founded in 1986.

Community Church of Christ (unaffiliated)
4837 NE Couch Street
Portland, OR 97213

Hours of operation:
Mon, Wed, Thurs 10:00am-2pm

*We often take members to other locations on Fridays for our field trips,
so please check the Free To Be Me Calendar for January 2017

FolkTimes Social Centers are the only social programs in the tri-county area that is free and open to anyone over 18, regardless of health care system affiliation. If you would like to become a sponsor of this program, please review our NE Portland Social Program Sponsorship Brochure


NE Portland Staff

Amanda Maddalone, Director of Social Programs

Jeni Aubrey, Social Programs On-call
Lorie Grasso, Volunteer Coordinator



By the numbers:
75% of our members reduced their use of  mental health services:
73% reported reducing needing of the hospital
57% reporting using the Emergency Department less
45% reporting less involvement with Police

95% of the members surveyed felt they had built friendships through Folktime
93% of participants felt that Folktime helped them get nutritious meals that were otherwise difficult to attain.