the evolving pandemic.
FolkTime is breathing new life into its nonprofit model.
Both our Oregon City and Rural Outreach social program members will begin getting calls from our staff to check in on their current wellbeing, what their needs and interests are for future calls, and how often they’d like to be contacted. Depending on members needs we might call them once a week, or provide shorter check-ins 3 times a week.
We are duplicating this model for our Clackamas clinical programs: Clackamas Mental Health Clinic (CMHC), Stewart and Hilltop Behavioral Health Centers, and Sandy Behavioral Health Center. Each of our peer support teams will reach out by phone, making connections to peers with which they have previously established relations, as a current wellness and needs check in.The work at our Clackamas clinics have always been done by referral and/or walk-ins. We will continue to gather new peers from referrals, reaching out to them by phone too.
Connections through new Methods
Connections Through New Partnership
Folktime believes now, more than ever, is the time to build partnerships.
Through a newly created partnership with Community Counseling Solutions’ (CCS) David Romprey Oregon Warmline, an organization which offers Intentional Peer Support (IPS) every day of the year, the FolkTime team will be available explore and to listen to our differing and common worldviews.
It is no small task getting everyone on-boarded and comfortable managing calls, gathering information, and understanding new processes – all from the distance of our separate living spaces. In the coming weeks, FolkTime and CCS are working behind the scenes getting the Folktime team trained up and “call ready” for a seamless Warmline experience. Stay tuned for our announcement for going live.
Connections through IPS
HELPING TO LEARNING TOGETHER
This is new territory for everyone and our needs may look different from person to person. When we come from a place of not knowing, we are able to learn what each others’ needs are, and navigate together through uncertain times.
Let’s embrace this crisis as an opportunity to learn and grow as a collective and deepen our understanding of how to be with others.
CONNECTIONS THROUGH INFORMATION
Snopes.com – a website with an established reputation to debunk false claims. This is the “go to” site for fact-checking information, especially that found on social media.
From the Cleveland Clinic.org - This was written on March 13th, 2020 (over a week ago), however, it gives some good information on what it means to self-quarantine.