Friendship House shelters, feeds, clothes and heals those in need. We provide two emergency shelters, two transitional houses, a daily hot meal service and an innovative employment training program. We believe that by treating all people with respect and kindness, we can help them transform their lives into ones of self-sufficiency and abundance.
Stories of Hope
Barbara "Buzzy" Marsh telling a little bit of history. Barbara was the second of six Executive Directors.
En vogue Fashion Show
Thursday March 9th at the Swinomish Casino and Lodge.
Doors Open at 6:00pm and the Show starts at 7:00pm.
Tickets purchased in advance up to March 2nd:
$35 for General admission
$60 for VIP (includes one drink ticket)
Tickets Purchased at the door:
$45 General Admission
Tickets can be Purchased at the Friendship House office, The Tattered Page in downtown Mount Vernon and will be available online at
On Thursday May 26th Friendship House celebrated 30 years of dedicated service to the community providing homeless services and daily meals. Friendship House offers a hand up and not just a hand out. The Ceremony began with a plaque presentation to Board President Don Zimmerman to rededicate the Friendship House mission. Mayor Jill Boudreau gave a proclamation declaring May 26th 2016 Friendship House day. There were tours given of the shelters and newly acquired home that will be designated as permanent housing. Then there was a march with signs over to the Lincoln theatre where there was a party and video showings. There was also a guest speaker, Derrick McNeil from Seattle that showed a trailer of and spoke about a documentary that he is making about the homeless in Seattle. The event was well attended.