Many lives have been transformed through the programs that Friendly House offers our community. Read about some of our successes below.
Gladys is an 8th grader at Academia del Pueblo Charter School. Her favorite subjects are math, social studies and reading. She loves to read about animals because she wants to be a Zoologist when she grows up. Her favorite pastime is drawing. She enjoys drawing dragons and wolves.
Maria Duran is currently an employee and student tutor in the Friendly House TRiO Program, but her experience with the TRiO Program started years ago when she was only a teenager. As a sophomore at Vicki A. Romero High School, she decided to enroll in the Friendly House TRiO Program in search of
When Luis and Any Maritza arrived in the United States with their two daughters, Ana and Claudia, they discovered that most traditional high schools were not willing to register their daughters because of their age. Many of the schools recommended Friendly House as an option
In late July, Irma came to our program looking for assistance in finding employment. She soon enrolled in the Workforce Development Program at Friendly House. For the past five years, Irma was like thousands of other stay-at-home moms but the current economic downturn forced her make a very difficult decision.
For Wilma Marshall, who recently celebrated her 80th birthday, the service has made a world of difference and she praises the dedication and kindness her homecare worker, Gloria, shows every time she visits her. She said, "Gloria is a godsend, and Friendly House has been wonderful to me."
Mrs. Fernandez was born and raised in Mexico. Due to financial and safety issues, she decided to leave her hometown in Mexico and travel to the United States in search of better opportunities. She came to Arizona in 1997. Two years later, she started dating someone whom she’d met in her stay in Arizona. A year later,