Since the inception of The Peoples Mission in 1894 and when our organization became the Friendly House Association in 1912, we have been striving to help Richland County residents. Our mission is to direct our programs toward the strengthening of family life and character building by providing recreational, educational, health and fitness, crime prevention, preschool and camping programs to our immediate neighborhood and our community as a whole, at a cost that everyone can afford.
All Friendly House programs are kept at the lowest cost possible so those families that choose to utilize our services are not weighed down by financial burdens. For those families that are unable to afford the programming fees, financial assistance is available for those that qualify. As a non-profit institution in Richland County, we ask our families to first seek assistance through the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services. For those families that only partially qualify or are denied assistance by ODJFS, Friendly House offers financial assistance for all of our programs. For questions regarding financial assistance, please contact our office at (419) 522-0521. Forms are available for pick up at our office or you may print from the links below.
GENERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Friendly House strives to make all of our programs affordable to our community; however financial assistance is available. For general assistance for our Afterschool Program, Summer Fun Program, Swim Lessons, or Preschool/Daycare click on this LINK to print the form. Please make sure ALL of the information is completed, and all additional paperwork is returned with the form. Applications will not be considered with incomplete information or documentation.
HAPPY HOLLOW DAY CAMP – CAMPERSHIPS
The Friendly House Campership Program is designed to give any child in Richland County the opportunity to attend Happy Hollow Day Camp at a reduced cost.
Friendly House requires that families seek support through ODJFS prior to be granted campership funds for Happy Hollow. We are asking that anyone interested in applying for a campership to complete the form linked below, with all the required paperwork and turn back into Friendly House. The 2023 Campership applications are due April 17th. Camperships will not be awarded past this due date. We will need copies of pay stubs, tax returns, social security benefits, snap benefit information, ODJFS support approval/denial documentation, etc. This is typical of all financial information that is needed for applying for any type of community aid or assistance. To qualify for a campership, you must provide information for all adults in the home, showing the most recent 60 days of employment or assistance. Once your campership request has been reviewed, you will be notified. Camperships are awarded in three week increments. Friendly House requests families who have been approved for campership funding provide a note of appreciation that we may share with our donors.
BE AWARE – CAMPERSHIPS WILL NOT BE AWARDED IF THE CAMPERSHIP FORM IS INCOMPLETE AND/OR MISSING SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION.
To apply for a Happy Hollow Day Camp Campership click HERE.
HIDDEN HOLLOW RESIDENT CAMP – CAMPERSHIPS
To apply for a Hidden Hollow Resident Camp Campership you will need to go to our online registration portal. Please note that HHC Camperships are available to Richland County residents only. HHC Registration will begin on April 19th at 6:30pm. Follow the links provided HERE.