About Friends


Friends of the Alexandria Mental Health Center (AMHC) provides financial help and hope to Alexandrians receiving City services for mental health conditions, substance use disorders, and developmental disabilities.


  • Not-for-profit organization founded in 1984

  • All volunteer: 99% of all donations go directly to Friends' mission

  • Who we serve: Low-income residents receiving care from the Alexandria Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) for mental illness, developmental disability, and substance use disorders

  • What we provide: Financial assistance for basic life needs, such as housing, clothes, transportation, and emergency health and dental care.

  • Other support: Help with education; preparing for and maintaining employment; and participating more fully in community life