Mission, Vision and Values



Friendly House creates a thriving community by connecting people of all ages and backgrounds through quality educational, recreational and other life-sustaining services.


Friendly House, a 21st century settlement house, engages people to create a compassionate, equitable and inclusive society.


Personal Development — We believe that each individual deserves opportunities for personal growth and enrichment.

Integrity — Our principles are guided by honesty and respect. We are dedicated to fairness, professionalism and fiscal responsibility in all that we do.

Compassion — We recognize the worth and dignity of each individual. We support and advocate for each other, our clients and community members.

Equity – We create an equitable and inclusive community. We challenge systems and behaviors that diminish humanity, and we celebrate cultural, economic and ideological diversity.

Reliability — People can count on us to provide a safe environment, competent staff and effective, high-quality programs.

Vitality — We are enthusiastic, proactive and innovative. We continually strive for success by supporting and inspiring each other to excel.


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