An Inclusive Community Facilitating Growth and Independence through Friendship

Your support is needed to build Friendship House Fayetteville and make this community partnership a reality.

One hundred percent of your restricted donation goes to Friendship House Fayetteville.

About Friendship House

The concept of Friendship House was first established in Holland, Michigan on the campus of Western Theological Seminary.   In the Spring of 2010, Duke Divinity School students and Reality Ministries replicated Friendship House in Durham, North Carolina.  Today, the ServiceSource North Carolina Regional Office, in partnership with Highland Presbyterian Church, seeks to replicate a third Friendship House in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Our Mission

Friendship House Fayetteville works alongside young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to provide intentional, transitional living. At its core, this faith-based community is rooted in table fellowship expressed through a daily rhythm of eating, praying and celebrating together.

The Friendship House Model

Friendship House Fayetteville is an intentional living community that provides affordable, integrated housing for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and healthcare professional students.

Three homes will be constructed, each with two apartment suites. In each apartment suite, three students live with one “friend resident.” Friend residents are young adults with I/DD who have lived at home with family supports. As a gateway to independent living, friend residents are expected to have part-time jobs or significant volunteer work and care for themselves. Residents live as roommates and friends. This model of inclusive living brings education and awareness to both the students and friends.  Students gain compassion in how they care for patients. Friends are empowered and gain independent living skills.

Funding

With funding generated from individual donors, Friendship House Fayetteville will consist of four community apartments built on leased property from Highland Presbyterian Church. Each home will have two levels, with each level having four single bedrooms, a shared common area and a kitchen. 

The ServiceSource Foundation is leading the capital campaign to raise $1.3 million to build Friendship House in Fayetteville. ServiceSource Inc., a leading non-profit that offers employment, housing and other supports to individuals with disabilities, will provide the operational support.

Your support is needed to build Friendship House Fayetteville and make this community partnership a reality.

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