"Friendship House gave me back my son. There was a day before
Friendship House that I called my son and said I was coming to visit.
When he asked why, I said, "I want to see you one last time before you
die." It was perhaps the saddest day of my life, but I had come to the
realization that I could not save him. He had to want life as much as
I wanted it for him.
I cannot tell you the peace I now feel not to cringe every time the
phone rings, and the joy I feel to see him at family functions again,
looking happy and healthy. I can once again honestly say I am very
proud of the man my son has become.
Friendship House helped my son change his life . . . and because of
that, my life has been changed also. Thank you for the bottom of my
- the mother of a resident
"My experience at Friendship House was extremely positive. This
place was very helpful in terms of getting me out of a bad situation
and into a more manageable one. I made many new friends during
my stay and will take those friendships with me as I prepare to leave.
I thank God Friendship House was here for me when I needed it
- a former resident
"I have been clean and sober for six months today and I owe much
of that to the Friendship House. It feels so good to know I am a part
of something - like a family. Here I have a nice warm bed, hot food,
good friends . . . there's joking, laughter, and fun. I didn't have any of
that when I was using. I'm so glad God brought me to the
- a current resident