Our History



Two centuries ago, Quaker women in the city of Philadelphia partnered with their neighbors to help create a thriving community for all.   They employed their core principles of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, and Stewardship when they opened their first home for children.  Their legacy lives on today in Friends Association as we continue to partner with our neighbors, uplift families, and create a thriving community where everyone has the safety and stability of a home.

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