Over the years, we’ve built a number of successful partnerships with other nonprofits and public agencies that share our aim of ending homelessness by creating housing.
Together with our partners - Anne Frank House, Inc., Church of the Annunciation, Community Housing Trust, and the Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness – we are now providing safe, comfortable, dignified housing to 38 men and women who once lived on the streets of Washington (in addition to 165 individuals served by our Neighbors First housing program).
With the ongoing case management that we offer, the residents of our housing programs can recover from the fear, loneliness and illness they experienced on the streets, and can reach their fullest potential for self-sufficiency and integration into the community. The case managers work with them to repair broken family relationships, get clean and sober, tend to medical and psychiatric issues, learn or re-learn basic life skills, put their finances in order, pursue educational opportunities, and find work or enter job training programs.
George Siletti spent decades wandering the country and eating out of dumpsters after a childhood of bouncing around foster homes. Our case managers helped him get the psychiatric and medical care that he needed and secured an apartment for him with our housing partner Anne Frank House. He continues to receive case management services from Friendship Place.
George enjoys giving back to Friendship Place by participating in our Speakers Bureau and serving as president of our Consumer Council.
“Friendship Place has given me a new start. I have a phone and am in the phonebook. I know it sounds silly, but having a phone and a mailbox makes me part of the community. I am no longer a homeless statistic; I am part of our community."