In 1977, founder of Friends Helping Friends, Jonathan L. Jones moved to Los Angeles. After overcoming the difficult battle getting out of homelessness, Jonathan decided to help others get back on their feet, sober, and off the streets. He knew there needed to be a new solution for the ongoing homeless problem in LA, which is how Friends Helping Friends originated.
Friends Helping Friends (FHF) provides a safe comfortable environment to those who are homeless and necessary resources, in addition to promote positive and healthy semi-independent living to those who are sober. Our program places individuals that are homeless or seeking sober living in a safe home-like environment until they can transition to independent living.
FHF help our client's establish the benefits that they will need when transitioning to permanent housing. We are a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization.
FHF also provides supportive services that improve access to mainstream services that without stable housing would be difficult for our clients to obtain. FHF provides a spectrum of services for individuals that would help them access services that support permanent housing and sober living.
We have been expanding our organization for over 20 plus years. Our goal is to provide sober and transitional living for those experiencing the difficulties of homelessness by offering counseling and medical services, food, a warm bed and hope for their future.
According to the 2020 LA Homeless Count, there are over 66,000 people living on the streets of Los Angeles.
Your support and contributions will enable us to help those in need, improve living conditions, and expand our housing capacity.