“Every life e​vent, positive or negative, brings an opportunity to start in a new direction. At CFI, we believe that no matter what you have been through or are going through, life can get better for you. 

We provide the support and assistance necessary to help find a "Window of Opportunity" for growth and recovery for individuals with mental illnesses”.
Jean Toole. President/CEO, Community Friendship, Inc.
All of us have challenges at times, and we all have moments when there doesn’t appear to be a way out. It is there though, we just need the courage and faith to walk through our wilderness and find our meadow. Read More

CFI Provides Hope

CFI Provides Help

The first step in treating a mental illness is recognizing that something is not right. The second step is getting help. These two steps may in fact be the hardest part of the recovery process. Read More 

CFI ​​Provides Support For Recovery

At Community Friendship, Inc.(CFI) mental health recovery comprises mind, body, spirit and community. It encompasses all aspects of a person’s life such as employment, education, creativity, social networks and family support. Read More

Melissa's Story

Melissa was in denial of her symptoms. Severe depression led to a divorce and signing over guardianship of her young children. 

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Community Friendship, Inc. is Accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

Sexually abused at age 7, no one would listen. Complaining about voices in his head at age 8 no one would listen.  

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Kevin's biological mother was killed when he was only 4 years old. The impact on Kevin  would not be felt until years later.

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Jerome's Story

Community Friendship, Inc. (CFI) currently holds accreditation from CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) in the following areas: Case Management, Community Housing, Community Integration, Supported Living, Community Employment Services, Comprehensive Vocational Evaluation Services and Employee Development Services.


About CARF

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services providers in the areas of Aging Services, Behavioral Health, Child and Youth Services, Durable Medical Equipment, Employment and Community Services, Medical Rehabilitation, Opioid Treatment Programs and Vision Rehabilitation Services. CARF assists providers in improving the quality of their services by applying sets of quality standards during a consultative on-site survey.


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Community Friendship Inc

On February 26, 2015, Community Friendship, Inc. received a special letter of commendation and recognition from Georgia Governor Nathan Deal in his office at the State Capitol.  The letter acknowledges CFI's  45th service anniversary in providing supportive programs and services for men and women with mental illnesses in the State of Georgia.