Friendship House Initiative

Because of poverty and high crime, some neighborhoods in our city need special help through the Friendship House Initiative.

Built in these areas of special need, the Friendship House serves as a Community Center for after-school programs for children/youth, life-skills training, family night gatherings and other activities which offer residents a better quality of life. Community Coordinators and their families live in the Friendship House and become catalysts for rebuilding a safe, caring neighborhood where children are nurtured and can feel safe.

Our ultimate goal is to build and staff Friendship Houses in our city’s most vulnerable neighborhoods.