Our Mission

Focus on Friends provides peer-led support and resources to help people improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and sustain their recovery.

Our vision

Creating an inclusive culture of recovery through Hope, Understanding, and Acceptance.

our values

Respect, Person-Centered, Culturally-Sensitive, Trauma-Informed, Inclusive

Board of directors

Focus on Friends is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors.   Our current Board of Directors includes:

  • Lynne Calvelage, Board Chair
  • Don Essex, Vice Chair
  • Becky Stockard, Secretary
  • Bill Fedirka, Treasurer
  • Michael Sapienza
  • Scott Beach
  • Susanna Gant
  • Linda Scherf
  • Catherine Hayes
  • Brandy Keeter
  • Jaime DeLa Cruz

If you are interested in serving on our Board of Directors, visit the Applications page!


What We've Achieved

  • In September of 2015, we hosted Hancock County's very first Recovery Month.
  • On September 12, 2015, over 220 people attended Hancock County's first Recovery March!
  • In September of 2015, we opened two Recovery Homes for those seeking sustained recovery from addiction.
  • Focus on Friends participated in and adopted the National Council for Behavioral Health's Trauma-Informed Care Approaches Learning Community
  • Proud member of the Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce.