What We Are

What We Are

Friendship House is an organization committed to helping men

seeking to overcome their addictions, mainly by providing

guidance, encouragement, and a family atmosphere. We

accomplish this by staffing our house with loving, compassionate, individuals who understand addiction and live with the guests.

Herb Blake is our Executive Director.

Friendship House is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, committed to providing the best home possible.

Mission Statement

To express the love of God through Christ to the poor and disadvantaged, by providing a safe home where hope and

healing are extended to those who are broken spiritually,

emotionally or physically.


Friendship House was founded by the late Louise and Claude Montgomery. In 1985, at age 70, Louise and her prayer partner

Alison Kelly, felt that God was directing her to open Friendship

House. Through several miracles, she and her husband purchased

a home on Brackett Street in Portland, renovated it, and opened

it to the cities' homeless population.

Through transition, experience and prayer, the home eventually became a haven for men who were recovering from addictions.

In 2003, after struggling to keep up with an increase in demand, Friendship House was blessed with the opportunity to move into

a larger home located in South Portland, Maine.

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