Friendly House is a settlement house and neighborhood center that has served the Quad Cities community since 1896. Our mission is "to respond to the needs of families and individuals through programs and services that will enrich their lives and strengthen our neighborhoods." We feel the strengths of all of our programs and services are built on the framework of working “with” families and individuals – not “for” them. By locating these services (from very young to the very old) within the neighborhoods, the accessibility to all the members supports the concept of community and family.
Friendly House programs & services include Food Pantry, Emergency Assistance, Educational Scholarships, Camp Scholarships, Thanksgiving Dinner, Holiday Baskets, Art and Enrichment Classes, Senior Services, Child and Adult Care Food Program, Childcare Scholarship Program, Preschool Scholarship Program, Early Learning Program, Summer Day Care, After School Programs, Teen Center and All Day Child Care.