The Friends Connection: A Peer-to-Peer Program “Without Walls” Serving Individuals with Mental Health and Substance Use Conditions
The Friends Connection (TFC) operated on the theory that individuals with mental health conditions become involved with drugs and alcohol out of loneliness, boredom and stigmatization. TFC counteracted these factors by providing friendship, counseling, and meaningful leisure activities. The philosophy? That recovery will begin once individuals experience hopefulness and support.