Sitting in a group session at Community Friendship, Inc. in downtown Atlanta, Ashley Smith says, "I've really come a long way from where I was to now. I feel more confident in myself; more able to share my diagnosis with others because of the support and my experiences."  Read more and view video 

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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Jerome's Story

Kevin's Story

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



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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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Melissa's Story

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

CFI ​​Provides Support For Recovery

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 Help

CFI Provides Hope

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
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.

In celebration of Community Friendship, Inc's 45th Anniversary in serving the Atlanta community, Former First Lady  and Carter Center Founder Rosalynn Carter addressed the importance of mental health community services, the impact of stigma and the huge strides made regarding mental health recovery and treatment.   See more photos and read more

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter CFI Keynote Speaker

Community Friendship, Inc.  on FOX 5 Atlanta News 

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