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Who Is Peoria Friendship House?

Our mission is to do the work of Jesus Christ, providing hope, respect, and guidance towards a path to prosperity.

Incorporated in April of 1951, Friendship House is a faith-based non-profit organization reaching out to all those in need. The core partnership of this inner city ministry includes American Baptist, United Methodist Church, Disciples of Christ, the Presbytery of Peoria and the Congregational Christian Conference. Today, Friendship House is located at 800 North East Madison Peoria, IL, and continues to offer programs to the community and minister to those individuals and families who need it most.  Friendship House serves approximately 10,000 individuals per year. 80% of our service area consists of individuals caring for families with an average annual income below $13,000. The Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service is funded by churches, the Heart of Illinois United Way, individuals, grants/foundations, community support, and fundraisers. To learn more visit About Us

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  • Getting to Know Robert Montgomery

    Getting to Know Robert Montgomery Video.

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  • Welcome Robert Montgomery Video

    Welcome Robert Montgomery, Friendship House’s new CEO!

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  • New Fundraiser Coming!

    Over The Edge Peoria is an inaugural event that supports Peoria Friendship House, as we offer programs to the community and ministers to individuals and families who need it most. Friendship House services those with an average annual income below $13,000, reaching about 10,000 people each year. From education and job training to food and clothing, we are here

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  • Christmas Updates

    This young 7 year old and her family will be eating well all weekend after their visit to Friendship House’s weekly feeding program. With one week to go, Our Friday Night Take Out program has provided over 104,000 meals in 2015!! And weekly opportunities to connect to OSF Faith Community nurses, Prairie State Legal assistance,

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