It Started With A Home
2022 marked the 200th Anniversary of Friends Association. Since the first child walked through the doors of our very first home on Noble Street in the City of Philadelphia in October of 1822, we have been hard at work ensuring the safety of a home for families in all their diverse shapes, and sizes, creeds, and colors. Because we know that thriving, healthy families are at the core of thriving, healthy communities.
For the past 200 years, people like you have come together to provide our neighbors with what all of us truly want- a place to call home. Hear and see the story of Friends Association through interviews, historical photos, and historical documents.
A Celebration of History
On June 12th, we celebrated a Friends Family Reunion at the Chester County History Center to commemorate our 200th Anniversary. We were excited to see so many of our friends and supporters, including West Chester Mayor Lillian Baptiste, Senator Carolyn Comitta and Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz and Josh Maxwell. It was a wonderful afternoon as we listened to stories and relived memories from those involved with the Friends Association over the years.
We are grateful for our event’s sponsors and donors including Malvern Bank, Barbara Diorio and David Swintek, Univest Financial, Franny & Franny Abbott, Citizens Bank, Manito Abstract Company, A. Marinelli & Sons, Jim and Dee MacFadden, and S&T Bank. We reached this impressive milestone to be one of the oldest and continually operating nonprofits in the country because of longtime dedication from our sponsors, board members, staff, supporters, and friends who believe in our mission.
Donors, sponsors, staff, board members, community leaders, and neighbor attendees.
PROUD OF OUR HISTORY BUT FOCUSED ON THE FUTURE.
As we celebrate the anniversary of this extraordinary institution, we also hope and dream that there will come a time when our services are no longer needed. Until that day, when we can truly celebrate, we hope that you will be a vital piece of the story of Friends Association by supporting our work and our community.