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Causes: Community Recreational Centers, Sports

Mission: A consumer-operated organization, the sunshine connection is dedicated to serving consumers with severe and persistent mental illness who are in their recovery journey. The organization's goal is to empower consumers with the resources, skills and training necessary to achieve a productive role within the community. The sunshine connection is strengths-based in that it provides a safe environment for consumers to socialize, receive skill-focused training and participate in opportunities to develop leadership, education, training and reserach skills that are designed to impact program development.

Programs: Provide and enhance leadership, educational and training opportunitites for sunshine connection member/consumers through their participation in a variety of committees and activities, including educational sessions stressing topics such as nutrition, health and wellness, physical fitness, gardening, decorating, personal budgeting, and photography; hands-on training for consumers through their weekly preparation of a healthy meal and production of a quarterly newsletter; and consumer skill development through their participation in fundraising and grant writing activities.

Community Stories

1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

8 Cara T.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They have moved to 3434 SW 6th Ave. The organization is wonderful. They really care about the people who come and are always trying to show how you are appreciated. The donors really care and it is a great place to go if you need to find support.