Billings, MT 59101
About Friendship House Of Christian Service
Since 1957 Friendship House of Christian Service has been serving south Billings as a place that fosters renewal, development and transformation for children and families. Their programming includes work to help children succeed academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually. This work is done each day after school with supervised classrooms that include staff and volunteers focused on individual student needs. Through tutoring, mentoring, character education, meals, and hands on learning students have grown an average of 1.3 grade levels this past year. Friendship House’s work with families includes providing access to resources in health care healthy food. Parent’s educational classes cover parenting, finance, healthy habits, social gatherings and securing positive community connections. Every family of a child enrolled at Friendship House has participated in an enrichment class. Friendship House approaches community development as holistic growth for developing vibrant families.
This fall, Friendship House is breaking ground on a building expansion including the installation of a commercial kitchen, remodeling the gymnasium and the addition of a classroom. Updating these facilities will allow for more opportunities to conduct youth and adult educational enrichment in the classroom. Work in the gym will provide better storage space for equipment. Additionally, this expansion will provide increased food service space and a learning lab for nutrition education and healthy cooking classes.
The communities investment in Friendship House has paid off and is giving dividends as a vital partner in developing a healthy community.
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