“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.

Community Friendship, Inc. - Making communities stronger! 

Supporting mental health recovery since 1970.

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

Providing Hope

Providing 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 

Providing Support For Recovery

At Community Friendship, Inc. 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

Read Our Stories

Steve was 18 years old when first diagnosed with a mental illness and 19 years old when his addiction began.  Read more...


"CFI is a Beacon in the darkness"​-CFI Consumer

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Your generosity makes a HUGE difference

to people with mental illness



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

Stigma erodes confidence that mental disorders are real, treatable health conditions.

1 out of 4 American families has a relative who has a mental illness.


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Facts About Mental Illness

 Facts About Mental Illness

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Community Friendship, Inc. 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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One of the real joys this holiday season is the opportunity to say THANK YOU to those that we serve, their families and caregivers, supporters and special friends like YOU!


Our warms thoughts and best wishes are extended for a wonderful holiday and a very Happy New Year!


The Board of Directors and Staff of Community Friendship, Inc.