A Friend’s House is a 501(c)(3) organization, serving as both a shelter and home to youth in crisis. We work with the Department of Family and Children Services to create a permanency plan for each child, which may include reunification with family or continued foster care services. Over 2,000 youth and children have found respite from abuse, abandonment, or neglect at A Friend’s House since opening our doors in 1998. We truly believe it takes a village to raise a child. We are their village!
A Friend’s House believes that all youth should have a loving, caring, safe environment, no matter what circumstances they’ve encountered in their lives. Therefore, our mission is to provide a home that addresses the physical and emotional needs of the children and youth we serve in our community.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, each year in the U.S., Child Protective Service agencies investigate more than 2 million reports of suspected child maltreatment. After investigation, over 650,000 children are substantiated victims of child abuse or neglect.