For Community

Friendly House is for everyone.

We bring people together to learn, grow and have fun, regardless of income, age or background. As a neighborhood center, we are a gathering place for the community and provide opportunities for lifelong learning, health and wellness, creativity and the arts, and community building, to help you live your best life. 

Community Recreation and Education

Classes & Events

You’ll find myriad ways to improve your physical, mental and social well-being at Friendly House. We are focused on providing continuous opportunities to build community together, from cultural celebrations like Dia de los Muertos, to music circles, to martial arts and yoga. No matter who you are, you’ll find your people here.

Classes & Events

You’ll find myriad ways to improve your physical, mental and social wellbeing at Friendly House. We are focused on providing continuous opportunities to build community together, from cultural celebrations like Dia de los Muertos, to music circles, to martial arts and yoga. No matter who you are, you’ll find your people here.

Community Nights

On Friday evenings, from 6–9pm we offer the use of our amenities free of charge, plus a special event, such as bingo, movie night, ice cream making, and much more. Join us to meet neighbors and make friends playing, creating, learning and growing together. All ages welcome!

Gym & Fitness Center

At Friendly House, we care about you, and that includes your health. Our fully equipped fitness center features weight machines, free weights, cardio training machines, and aerobics equipment. Combined with our full-court gymnasium and fitness classes, we truly have everything you need to get fit and stay healthy.

Gym & Fitness Center

At Friendly House, we care about you, and that includes your health. Our fully-equipped fitness center features weight machines, free weights, cardio training machines, and aerobics equipment. Combined with our full-court gymnasium and fitness classes, we truly have everything you need to get fit and stay healthy.

Membership

Whether you’re dropping in for a day, a month, or a year, we have a plan for you. Membership benefits include full access to our facilities, discounts on classes, and a community of fellow neighbors and friends. Whether you’re dropping in for a day, a month, or a year, we have a plan for you. Membership benefits include full access to our facilities, discounts on some classes, and a community of fellow neighbors and friends.

Rentals

We have the perfect room for your next meeting, party or workshop, from a wide-open room facing our garden, bathed in natural light, to a cozy carpeted area complete with a piano and a wall of mirrors for your next rehearsal, to our gymnasium with all the space you might need.

Rentals

We have the perfect room for your next meeting, party or workshop, from a wide-open room facing our garden, bathed in natural light, to a cozy carpeted area complete with a piano and a wall of mirrors for your next rehearsal, to our gymnasium with all the space you might need.

Community is for everyone.

Friendly House is a 21st-century settlement house, which means that we build community by bringing people of all incomes, generations and backgrounds together in a safe and welcoming space. We use a neighbor-helping-neighbor approach, promoting interdependence and dignity for all.

Our Crawford Building serves as the hub of our services, giving you the friendly, welcoming space you need to connect with your friends, old and new. Whether you are a yearly member, a first-time visitor, or you just enjoy a Community Night now and then, you are among friends when you’re at Friendly House.

We have something for everybody. Check out our calendar to see what connects with you.

Why become a member?

You do not need to become a member to take advantage of our classes, workshops, or community events. But members enjoy an array of membership benefits including:

  • Discounts on classes
  • Access to our full-court gym
  • Access to our newly renovated fitness center
  • Access to our shower facilities, internet center, lending library, rental discounts and annual locker rentals.

On top of all that, becoming a member shows support for our ongoing community building work. 

 

So what are you waiting for? Become a member today!

Friendly Thoughts

Friendly House is really thriving. When I come through the doors, I see so many vital things going on, and enjoy being around people from all walks of life, young and old.

Friendly House Member