We are pleased to announce FolkTime IPS-OR HUB will be holding two training events in June. 


IPS Core | June 11-15th | The Dalles, OR 

The first training will be at the Cousins’ Restaurant and Lounge, 2114 W 6th St., The Dalles, OR 97058. We will be collaborating with our community partners from Community Counseling Solutions.

Our partner presenters:

Sharon Kuehn   

Sharon Kuehn is the Peer-Run Programs Manager for Community Counseling Solutions, leading the David Romprey Oregon Warmline and the new Oregon Senior Peer Outreach Service. Both programs are rooted in the practice of Intentional Peer Support (IPS)  Sharon has facilitated IPS Trainings in affiliation with ROCC of Salem and serves as an advocate for Peer Delivered Services on the Oregon Consumer Advisory Council (OCAC). Sharon is also passionate about the healing power of nature and working to create new structures for our human family to live in balance with nature which she explores at http://lifeforcelearning.net

Robin Kandel        

Robin uses her trauma as assets by sharing her personal story, walking alongside others in their journey of recovery, blazing a path for survivors of domestic violence. She earned her Bachelor’s degree and now dedicates her life to Intentional Peer Support as the Supervisor of the David Romprey Oregon Warmline.

IPS Core | June 25-29th | Portland, OR 

Location TBA (More information posted soon!)


Angel Prater

Angel Prater works for FolkTime as the Executive Director, is a Certified National IPS Trainer, and was named Oregon’s IPS trainer of trainers. She is the wife of a wonderful man, a mother of two beautiful daughters, and has recently become a grandmother of a chunky little baby boy.  Angel enjoys riding motorcycles, skydiving, socializing, and most of all, spending time with her family. Angel says, “Recovery became a new way of life. Living without the use of drugs allowed a life of mental wellness and stability.  I made a promise to take all of my life challenges and turn them into something good. I promised God that I will walk with those who are struggling so they may know that, no matter what, there is hope! IT CAN BE DONE!”  Since July 5, 1996, Angel has been supporting others by sharing her experience, strength and hope, without shame or guilt. She hopes to inspire others to share their story as well.  As the famous movie says, let’s “Pay it forward!”

Danielle Grondin

Danielle Grondin is honored to be part of the peer movement. Her schooling focused on Sociology and Civic Leadership, while her lived experience illuminated the strengths and shortcomings of our current systems of care. Danielle has been in educator roles for over a decade and is passionate about social justice, intersectionality, sustainability, and holistic healing modalities. As the Director of Training at FolkTime, Danielle specializes in Intentional Peer Support. She is also trained as a Youth & Young Adult Peer Support Specialist, a Hearing Voices Facilitator, and a Certified Yoga Instructor. Danielle is a pet parent to three fuzzy animals, loves the outdoors, and enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends.


Coming soon to Salem!

July or August of 2018.
Looking forward to working with our partners ROCC on this event!