Friendship House
Friendship House Community Services

Friendship House offers trauma counseling services to children, families, groups and organizations. The Connections program is designed to assist children and youth ages 2 ½ -21 years who are dealing with a trauma or loss. Children who have experienced significant trauma through abuse, loss, or witnessing violence face unique emotional challenges. Friendship House collaborates with the Children’s Advocacy Center and other local organizations to be prepared to offer immediate assistance to these children. We provide individual, group, and family counseling, as well as family support groups. Our trauma therapists utilize Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Prolonged Exposure (PE) which are both evidence-based programs. These therapies help children to cope with their emotional reactions to trauma, which may include fear, depression, withdrawal or anger. The program provides a safe and supportive environment where children can share their experiences with professionally trained counselors, offering a unique opportunity for children to begin their journey which continues as they move through the healing process.

Friendship House’s Connections program also offers Trauma-Crisis Assessment Referral Service, and is available to provide education and training, consultation, and trauma intervention services to schools and organizations.

Referrals can be made to the Admissions Department.

For more information, contact us.

If your goal is to create a better life for your child and a better quality of life for your family, then you're in the right place. At Friendship House, every aspect of care is an integrated part of a comprehensive plan. Together, we strive to ensure the best possible outcomes at home, in school and in the community.