The Friendship Center
The Friendship Center is a safe, loving, and inclusive community that promotes the mental, physical, and spiritual wellbeing of adults marginalized by poverty and mental health challenges and of those who come here to volunteer, work, and learn.
Every Tuesday and Thursday, the Friendship Center provides day services at no charge to nearly 85 participants – offering transportation, hot and nutritious meals, programs in art and gardening, recreational activities, and various wellness and recovery programs such as foot clinics, routine health care monitoring, and yoga classes. Program hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9AM – 1PM.
All who come to the Friendship Center live richer and more meaningful lives and become agents of hope and dignity for people who live with mental health challenges.
Compassion … that affirms the sacred worth of all people.
Respect … that honors the dignity, freedom, and abilities of each person.
Friendship ... that overcomes barriers and transforms lives.
Joy … that gives rise to laughter, fun, and healing.
THE IMPETUS FOR THE FRIENDSHIP CENTER
In 1997, to address the challenges faced by its members and neighbors with severe mental illness, Holy Comforter opened the Friendship Center. The trigger was a round of reductions in publicy funded day programs for people with mental illness.
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