Friends of the Castle

Name of Non-Profit Organization * Friends of The Castle, Inc.
Today’s Date: * Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Organization’s website http://www.freindsatthecastle.com
EIN / 501(C)(3)Number * 31-1337923
What year did your organization receive it’s non-profit status? * 1996
Address * 133 N Main Street
Centerville, OH 45459
United States
County * Montgomery
Your Name * Lisa Hansford
Your Title * Executive Director
Your email address * friendsathecastle@gmail.com
Your Phone Number (937) 433-3931
Executive Director’s Name * Lisa Hansford
Executive Director’s email address * friendsathecastle@gmail.com
What is the mission of your organization? Agency Mission:

The Mission of the Friends of the Castle, Inc.:
“The Castle is a gathering place of trust and friendship which supports people with mental illness and disorders to achieve their highest level of competence and independence.

Agency Vision:

Dignity, health, and quality of life for people with mental illness and disorders through trust and friendship.

Which social causes (up to 3 choices) does your agency address through its programming? * ·       (7) Equality & Social Justice

·       (8) Health

Any comments about your selections you would like to share with the student philanthropists?
The Castle will celebrate its twenty-seventh anniversary in 2020 as a state-licensed Self-Help/Peer Support center serving diagnosed seriously mentally ill adults in Montgomery County. Founded in1993 by a group of parents and citizens who recognized the scarcity of services for the adult mentally ill population, The Castle has earned a reputation as a safe-haven and psycho-social center for this unique group of citizens. In 2012, The Castle began a collaborative agreement with South Community Health Services. This agreement maintained the Castle’s function as a drop-in center and added a Wellness Management and Recovery program (WMR) which provides a more holistic model for life skills/job training and a peer-support recovery program. WMR has expanded and enhanced the program of the Castle. The purpose of the Recovery Center is to encourage, educate, and empower participants to tend to their own recovery with mental illness The peer-supported Recovery Model is based on the premise that people with mental illness may be assisted with their own recovery and that their illness is not their entire identity. One of our members speaks for many: “The Castle to me is like one huge, happy family. If I have a problem, I feel comfortable talking with another member or one of the staff.”
Does your organization have volunteer opportunities available for students? * Yes, Grades 9 – 12
List possible volunteer opportunities -or- a link to where they can be found on the web. Outdoor or indoor clean up or maintenance.
Volunteer coordinator Lisa Hansford
Volunteer coordinator’s email address friendsathecastle@gmail.com
Volunteer coordinator’s phone number (937) 433-3931