Aside from providing meals, The Friendship Inn also has different programs and services throughout the year.
We offer a bagged lunch option for those guests who are students or working and can’t be at the Inn during breakfast or lunch hours.
Students can come take a free bag lunch to school (a valid student card is required for adults).
Working men and women can come also pick up a bag lunch, for a cost of $2.00
Just 4 Dads Parenting Program
This is an 8 week parenting program focusing on: positive discipline, healthy parent healthy child, nutrition, child safety, child development. (Many of our fathers have not been raised in healthy homes and have grown up themselves lacking parenting. As a result, these men require ground level training on the areas listed above. If the fathers have custody of their children during the program, we offer child support so the dads can attend these training classes.)
Many fathers have been reunited with their children after completion of this program. Fathers that have had problems with healthy parenting are required to take programs that will teach them how to be a good parent and through their training earn the right to have their children back under their care.
Anger management is a 6 hour workshop focusing on the root causes of anger and how to release it appropriately and effectively.
Both programs are led by our Family Worker. Call for information on when the next session begins. 306-242-5122
HIV Street Health Nurses and Point of Care Testing
Street health nurses and managers come weekly to perform chronic illness testing as well as chronic illness prevention. This testing provides immediate results and therefore connects the individual with immediate health care, including setting up doctor appointments, education and counseling. These nurses also support the individuals that have gone through the Point of Care Testing and provide continued counseling weekly. They also administer flu shots and immunizations.
Mom and Baby Clinic
Every second Friday Public Health comes to the Inn to provide a Mom and Baby Clinic where they administer immunizations; weighing and point of care testing to the inner city babies that would otherwise not receive care. With their experience and gentle ways the nurses guide and foster relationships with mothers who need extra experience in their parenting and personal lives.
Public Health Immunization Clinics
4 times a year Public Health comes to do immunizations for the inner city families and seniors. Call for information on when the next clinic will be. 306-242-5122
This is a weekly cribbage tournament that teaches fair play, weekly participation, commitment, friendship, literacy and numerical skills. Currently the crib tournament happens Wednesdays at 10 am. Arrive a few minutes before to secure your spot.