Welcome To Friendly House
Building community, one friend at a time.
A nonprofit community center and social service agency in Portland, Oregon.
We’re here for you.
Friendly House provides programs and services for everyone, from preschoolers to older adults. All of our services are offered for free or on a sliding fee scale, to ensure a welcoming and equitable space for all.
Friendly House Children’s Programs are open for enrollment and currently offering in-person care and distance learning support for preschool and school-age children. Critical services for older adults and community activities are still happening remotely, with limited on-site access to shower and locker facilities by appointment on Friday evenings.
Have you or someone you know tested positive for COVID-19? We can provide support to help you through this difficult time. Contact us for more information.
Please check out our Facebook page to learn more about the community building that Friendly House is doing every day.
Student Success at Home
Introducing our new program designed to support students learning from home! Distance learning is still new and challenging territory for us all. At times, it can feel confusing, overwhelming, and even out of reach for some. Thanks to generous grants from the Templeton Foundation and Metro, Friendly House is continuing its pilot program to offer free support to students and families and improve their experience. Student Success at Home aims to alleviate and elevate by providing resources, technical and academic support, and social interaction so students can stay engaged and families can feel equipped and capable.
You do not need to be enrolled with Friendly House After School to benefit from this program. Interested families can complete this one-time questionnaire to help us understand your specific needs and tailor our support. Send additional questions to Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (503) 935-5269.
You Are Not Alone
We know that for many people in Oregon, physical distancing creates increased concerns, but there is help. The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) has created the You Are Not Alone website to provide resources for those at risk of harm due to isolation during COVID-19. All resources offer translation services and are confidential. ODHS provides direct services to more than 1 million Oregonians each year, helping Oregonians achieve well-being and independence through opportunities that protect, empower, respect choice and preserve dignity.
Full-day classes for ages 3-5.
Summer & Winter Camps
Activities-based day camps for elementary–age kids.
Classes on history, music, technology, culture and more provided by expert instructors.
SAGE Metro Portland
Services and advocacy for LGBT older adults.
Community Outreach Programming
Community-building programs for residents of Cascadian Terrace Apartments and other low-income communities.
Enriching after school care for Chapman Elementary students.
Student Success at Home
Distance learning support for students learning at home.
Fun and accessible classes, a full-court gymnasium, and a fully equipped workout room to keep you in top shape.
Family-friendly activities and free use of our community center facilities every Friday night.
Case management, information & referral, and other life-sustaining services for older adults in Multnomah County.
We Hope To See You Soon
Friendly House facilities are closed until it is safe to resume in-person programming. We’ll let you know when we re-open!
See below for our regular hours. We hope to resume this schedule as soon as it is safe to do so.
Hours & Info
Program Hours & Info
After School Program (September – mid-June)
Summer Camp (Mid-June through Mid- Aug. )
Fitness Room/Gym/Internet Center
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We appreciate the warm welcome and sense of community. We feel very grateful our child is part of Friendly House.