"Working towards a healthy American Indian community"

Friendship House Association of American Indians, Inc. of San Francisco is a community-based, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides residential substance abuse treatment and outpatient services for Native Americans. Friendship House is unique in its track record of providing a holistic treatment, recovery, and prevention program culturally-relavent to American Indians in San Francisco since 1962. Friendship House operates two residential facilities, one in San Francisco with capacity of 30 beds for adults, and one in Oakland for substance abusing American Indian women with their children. Both residential treatment facilities are licensed and certified by the State of California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs. In addition, Friendship House is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. (CARF)

The mission of the Friendship House is to promote healing and wellness in the American Indian community by providing a continuum of substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery services that integrate the traditional American Indian healing practices and state-of-the-art substance abuse treatment methodology.


Helen Waukazoo recieves 2003 SF Foundation Community Leadership Award


Under Construction!

View the progress as we build the new Friendship House Healing Center.

Executive Director's Corner
Greetings from
Helen Waukazoo
(Updated November, 2002)

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