Celebrating 200 Years of Service

This year marks the 200th Anniversary of Friends Association providing Chester County individuals and families experiencing homelessness with opportunities to build family well-being.

We know that the journey home starts with secure housing, but that's just the beginning.

At Friends Association, we build family well-being by providing opportunities and meeting the needs of children and their parents together.

We Believe In…

Housing First

Housing First is a research-based solution to ending homelessness that prioritizes providing housing to individuals experiencing homelessness as quickly as possible without preconditions.


A two-generation approach builds family well-being by intentionally and simultaneously working with children and the adults in their lives together.


Trauma-informed care is a service approach that acknowledges the widespread, long-term impacts of trauma, understands signs and symptoms of trauma, and responds by integrating knowledge about trauma into all policies and practice.


A Resiliency-Focused Community
identifies programs and best practices proven to build resiliency at both individual and systemic levels  & improves the health of the entire system by promoting restoration, health, and growth in ongoing ways.

Over the last year…

Fathers, mothers, grandparents, caretakers and children were provided shelter and/or housing stabilization

Nights of secure shelter provided

Families prevented from experiencing homelessness


Families move to or remain in safe & stable housing

View Our 2020-2021 Annual Report

View Our 2019-2020 Annual Report

The journey home starts with...you.