Author: Kristen Goodchild

Friendship Around the World

Join us on Thursday March 12, 2020 for our Annual Spring Fundraiser!   Featuring: Friendship Around the World     Food & Beverages Auction Items Entertainment Raffle Baskets   50/50 Drawing– Only$5 per ticket. Last year, the winner took home nearly $7,500! To purchase tickets, please email us at or call the administration office … Continued

Covel Creek 2019

This years Covel Creek Concert was new and exciting! We had a record year and a lot of fun was had by all.  Sean Walsh kicked it off on the stage with Katie Belle and the Belle Rangers following.  There was singing, dancing, great food provided by Grandma Rosie’s Woodfire on Wheels, Beer provided by … Continued

Join Us in the Tap Room!

We are excited to share this event! Tangled Roots Brewing Company and Ottawa Friendship House have created a partnership that will last a lifetime. When Tangled Roots Brewing Company first came to Ottawa IL, they approached us to make crates that they could sell with the proceeds going directly to our non-profit agency. Little did … Continued

Exciting Partnership Opportunities

We here at Friendship House are excited to announce a new partnership that we have formed!   Beginning on Monday, February 11th, 2019 we will be taking an enclave of workers and a  Friendship House supervisor to work at Kohl’s Distribution Center in Ottawa. We are so excited for this opportunity and want to thank … Continued

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A Letter from Executive Director Tony Barrett

“We’re not selling anything, but we want people to learn about us, learn to be a part of us – to invest in us.”

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