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In the forest

Our Roots, Our Future

For more than 50 years, The Friendship Center has been a safe haven for those affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking and we're growing to meet our community's needs.

With the demand for our services higher than ever, you can help us expand by reacquiring the original Friendship Center house directly across the street from us.


We are firmly connected to our roots, and by purchasing the house at 1503 Gallatin Avenue, we have a rare opportunity to create a contiguous campus with a modest price tag and minimal interruption to our current services.

This one-time opportunity could not come at a better time as we need more space for programming and staff.

The Friendship Center

Our original home!

Growing Need

Due to the pervasiveness of domestic violence, sexual, assault, and stalking instances in our service area, our agency tirelessly works to meet the need.

In 2022, The Friendship Center:

Provided 6,342 nights of shelter to 146 people

Received 1,238 crisis line calls

services to 591
known individuals*

*includes crisis intervention, crisis line counseling, in-person crisis counseling, legal advocacy, and safety planning

Impact of the New House

Double community education to provide 70 presentations to more than 2,000 people

Double trainings to provide 15 trainings to more than 250 professionals

Offer more client services, including support groups and educational and wellness classes

Increase and maintain volunteers to support services and outreach

Add staff to increase our ability to serve 300 more clients per year

Timeline Highlights

PHASE 1 // by December 31, 2024
Raise $400,000 to cover purchase price and other associated closing costs.

PHASE 2 // by December 31, 2025
Raise $200,000 for renovations to bring the building up to commercial code and ADA compliance, install security system, purchase furnishings, and upgrade technology to integrate with existing Friendship Center systems.

Get Involved

Email TFC Development Director Kim Patterson at to learn more about the campaign and how you can support this expansion of our vital services or make a gift online now.

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