FolkTime

Folk-Time, Inc. is a non-profit community service agency whose ongoing commitment is to provide a culture of inclusiveness.

Founded in 1985, FolkTime was a unique program that was brought to life by a group of women who wanted to create a space for their children living with mental health issues. They were looking for a place where their children could socialize and give each other support. Over 30 years later FolkTime still embodies that simple principle.

These early gatherings turned into the FolkTime’s oldest social program, Free to Be Me. Our programs now include other social programs, some clinical programs, and encompass two counties in Oregon. We provide in house peer support for clinics and hospitals as well as bridging peer support for those exploring recovery in the community.

FolkTime is now the epicenter for training in Oregon for Intentional Peer Support Certification. Peer support is a quickly growing movement empowering people with lived experience to share their stories in support of others who are going through similar experiences.

By promoting a recovery-oriented support system that focuses on hope, choice, and connection FolkTime provides training, support, and advocacy for the most vulnerable in our communities.