While working toward building our Home with a Heart, Friendship Home developed creative programs in response to the needs identified by individuals and families. Friendship Club was launched in 1999 and teaches life and social skills to members while providing the rare opportunity to form friendships with peers. Those that participate often lacked opportunities to develop friendships and make choices about how to spend their leisure time.
In 2010, Friendship Home added the Bridges to Work Vocational Program and Individual Support Services to our program offerings. Our Home Away from Home overnight respite center allows participants to experience what it is like to live independently, while simultaneously providing family members an opportunity to re-energize and nurture themselves and attend to other priorities.