True Friends

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Basic Information

Address: 10509 108TH ST NW Annandale MN 55302
Phone Number: 952-852-0101
Fax Number: 952-852-0123
Director: Conor S. McGrath, MPA

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Additional Information

Causes Served: disability services
Background Check: Yes
Population Served: Special Needs Community
Ages for Volunteer: 14+
Hours of Service: Varies (one weekend = 35 service learning hours | one week = 79)
Minimum Hours Required: Varies
Days of Service: Varies (one weekend OR one week depending on your volunteer role)
Mission Statement:

Provide life-changing experiences that enhance independence and self-esteem for children and adults with disabilities.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

A world where experiences and adventures are open to individuals of all abilities.

Program History:

True Friends is the result of two legacy providers coming together. Courage Center Camps and Friendship Ventures partnered together in November 2012 to create a new camp organization to serve people with disabilities. This collaboration brings together two of Minnesota’s largest and most dynamic providers in the disability community. Both organizations have rich histories of providing exceptional and much needed services. Camp Courage was established in 1955 to service individuals with physical disabilities. Friendship Ventures was established in 1964, serving participants with developmental disabilities and special needs.

True Friends provides camp and respite experiences to children and adults with a variety of disabilities, along with their family and friends. Our array of services include programs for:

Developmentally disabled, such as individuals with Down Syndrome or autism
Physically disabled, such as individuals with cerebral palsy or seizure disorder
Learning disabled, such as individuals with ADD/ADHD or non-verbal learning disabilities