• The Friends Program

    Building Relationships…Restoring Hope

    The Friends Program is a non-profit agency that recruits, trains and manages volunteers to meet community needs.

    Our mission is to strengthen communities by building relationships that empower people, encourage community service and restore faith in the human spirit.

    We accomplish this by providing youth mentoring, emergency housing and fulfilling the need of seniors and retired people to actively contribute to the community.

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  • Emergency Housing Program

  • Foster Grandparent Program

  • Retired and Senior Volunteer Program

  • Youth Mentoring Program

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    Friends Program volunteers mentor local boys and girls, drive homebound seniors to medical appointments, and help shelter homeless families. We're able to recruit and support these community champions because of your financial support. Your donation today will help us build relationships that empower people, encourage community service, and restore faith in the human spirit.

A Parent's Story (2016)

My son gets so much out of being in the Friends Program and having a mentor. He always looks forward to seeing his mentor. His mentor, Joe, is a role-model type person, which my son doesn’t otherwise have in his life. The two get along so well. His mentor brings out the best in him. My son has more confidence and shares stories of new accomplishments he experiences in his mentor’s care. He always returns saying he had a great time. Putting my son in this program is one of the best decisions I have ever made for him. The program and those involved with it are accepting and encouraging of him for who he is. I can’t tell you how important this has been for us.  

Parent of a 10 year old Mentee