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Friends Association COVID-19 Response

A Message from Jennifer Lopez, Executive Director

Friends Association is dedicated to the safety of our clients, staff, and volunteers. We are also committed to the continuity of our critical services for families experiencing homelessness and housing instability.

With that in mind, we are closing our physical office to any non-essential visits, volunteers, and donations.  The office will be staffed for emergencies only.  Our operations will continue remotely until March 30th at which time we will reassess.

Along with our fellow safety-net partners, Friends is closely monitoring developments regarding COVID-19 and taking every precaution to keep our facilities clean and our staff and clients healthy. More than ever, our clients—many of whom are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of COVID-19—will rely on Friends and our community partners to maintain a healthy and hopeful standard of living. We anticipate that the need for our services may increase during and after this time.

While Friends is working to ensure the best possible provision of our services to the families and children in our care, we need your help. Together, we can gather and command the additional resources available to respond to COVID-19 and its impacts in our community.

To support our ongoing critical response to family homelessness during and beyond this crisis, please visit Friends Association to make a donation.

For more information on COVID-19, Chester County’s Health Department’s website is the most accurate and up-to-date resource for facts related to our area, go to:


With Gratitude,
Jennifer Lopez