HONORING

200 Years

It Started With A Home

2022 marks 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. 

Adapting To Meet The Needs Of Our Community

Explore our timeline to learn how our four pillars of service developed over more than two centuries.

Interact With History

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 Hear and see the story of Friends Association through interviews, historical photos, and historical documents.

Tell Your Story

Embracing the stories of our neighbors and sharing in the creation of new stories is a big part of what we do at Friends.  Through our stories we share passions, fear, sadness, joys, and we find common ground with others.  Our stories connect us.  We want to hear your story.  Whether you received services, served as staff, served on the board, as a volunteer, or are one of our many generous supporters, we believe every story is worth reading and sharing. Share your story of connection with Friends Association here:

FRIENDS

Family Reunion

SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2022

1:00 PM TO 4:00 PM

CHESTER COUNTY HISTORY CENTER

222 N. HIGH STREET, WEST CHESTER, PA  19380

$50 PER TICKET

We invite everyone to gather together to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Friends Association. Your ticket includes light fare, beer, wine, signature cocktails, access to the CC History Center Museum, and a chance to hear from many individuals that have been a part of the Friends Family throughout the years. Parking is always free in West Chester on Sundays. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

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.

OUR PRIORITIES

Promoting Change

Promoting Change

Preventing Homelessness

Priorities-Emergency-Housing

Providing Emergency Housing

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Partnering With Families For Stability