Our Work


Friends is a non-profit organization founded in 1984 with the knowledge that community makes a significant difference for those living with a mental health condition, developmental disability, or substance use on their path to recovery.

Friends’ primary goal is to provide a financial safety net for Alexandrians receiving mental health services from the City’s Community Services Board (CSB). Friends uses donations to provide help and hope to these individuals and their families for special and emergency needs, such as housing, medicine, dental care, transportation, social and educational advices, and basic life necessities. In addition to supporting individual needs, Friends also:

Community support is a critical component of recovery and well being. Please join us to lend a hand, raise a voice, and foster understanding!