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True Friends

To enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities,their families and caregivers through services that support individuals to achieve their highest level of self-worth, independence and participation in the community.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 9/4/2013
10509 108th Street NW
Annandale , MN 55302
Phone: 1-952-852-0101
Fax: 952-852-0123
Other Names Used Children's Disability Service Association, Friendship Ventures, Camps of Courage & Friendship
EIN 41-1543013
Principal Staff Edward Stracke,
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 54
Number of Volunteers 1413
Number of Clients Served 3117
Affiliations All five sites are accredited by the American Camp Association.
Donated Goods Accepts donated goods
Tags / Keywords Disabilities, Children & Families
General Information
Board Chair Floyd Adelman
Number of Board Members 12
Board meetings with quorum
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
Children, teens and adults with physical and developmental disabilities benefit by gaining greater independence, improved skills, increased self-esteem and better socialization through participation in our accessible, inclusive camping programs - both day and resident camps; summer camp and winter camp - weekend respite offered at two sites year-round, hippo therapy and therapeutic horseback riding and escorted travel programs.
Current Goals
Our goals are to benefit children, teens and adults with physical, developmental and learning disabilities and their families through a variety of accessible programs at our five camp program centers, respite, travel and related programs. We work to offer the unique benefits of our specialized programs to 4,000 underserved clients with any disability from all over Minnesota and the surrounding area annually and to provide program fee assistance when needed.
Community or Constituency Served
Children and adults with physical disabilities, devlopmental disabilities, learning disorders and special needs.
Geographic Area Served
We serve individuals from Minnesota and the surrounding states.
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $4,908,424 89.9%
Management: $203,754 3.7%
Fundraising: $348,948 6.4%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2013 2012 2009
End of Year: $7,361,970 $7,459,850 $4,696,774
Beginning of Year $7,459,850 $4,928,888 $3,593,961
Difference ($97,880) $2,530,962 $1,102,813
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $7,361,970
Based on information provided on 2009 to 2013
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