Kris Moore Takes Helm at FolkTime

New executive director says peer-delivered mental health services have come a long way in the organization's 29-year history.

FolkTime is nearly 30 years old – but the idea of offering peer-provided services to people with mental health issues, which the organization has done since 1986, is starting to gain traction in policy discussions.

FolkTime Looks to Expand Peer Support Services for Veterans

Its mental health treatment model emphasizes recovery, not diagnosis

May 9, 2012 -- FolkTime, a 26-year-old nonprofit providing community socialization for people with mental illness, has just signed a contract with Clackamas Behavioral Health to start providing peer support services – including job coaching, arts activities and support groups – to veterans with mental health challenges.

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