Friendship House
Fiendship House Team Building

The friends of Friendship House are extraordinary in their dedication to bettering the lives of children and families.

Without their assistance and support, we could not continue to sustain our mission of helping children in need, as we have since our founding in 1871.

Our board of directors, families, guild of volunteers, and generous donors and sponsors make it possible for us to continue the work of ‘helping children today, for a brighter tomorrow’. We are immensely indebted to our friends for their continued time, support and generosity to Friendship House.


Board of Directors

Albert Dorunda, Board Chair
Patrick Walsh, Esq., Chair Elect
John P. Kearney, Treasurer
Brenda Bistocchi, Secretary
Laurie M. Cadden, Immediate Past Chair

John Appleton, Esq.
Joanne D. Arduino
Diane Baldi, RN
Honorable Thomas M. Blewitt
Jeff Kelly, PE
Michael Kelly
Evie Rafalko McNulty
Deborah Moran Peterson
Daniel Santaniello
Elaine Shepard
Joseph Tomko
Brian Walsh
C. Randolph Williams

Francis E. Crowley, Life Member {Emeritus}

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.