Answers to many commonly asked questions

Please browse the FAQ’s below to see if they an answer any questions you may have about Friendly House.


When was Friendly House started?

Friendly House was founded in 1951 and was one of the first treatment centers in the country for women recovering from substance and alcohol abuse.


Who do we help?

We assist women recovering from the diseases of alcoholism and drug addiction, offering a compassionate alternative to women who would otherwise return to destructive environments.


How are we funded?

The organization is solely supported by private donations and grants, by the fundraising efforts of the Board of Directors, Grateful Hearts (former residents of Friendly House), and special events such as our Annual Awards Luncheon.


What is required to get in?

Admission is granted if we see an honest desire to stop substance abuse and a 72-hour detox prior to admission.


What goals do we work towards?

We focus on achieving a stabilized recovery from addiction, renewing family relationships, and reintegrating into the community, all tools needed to establish long-term sobriety.


Where are we located?

We have two residences. The main house, a seven-bedroom home built in the early 1900s, is located in the Mid-Wilshire district of Los Angeles and houses 16 women. Our Sober Living residence, donated by the William Shatner Family Foundation, is a five-bedroom home located on the Westside of Los Angeles and accommodates 11 women.


What is the best way to reach us?

Feel free to call us anytime at 213-389-8810, or fill out a form on the Contact page.

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