Local Business Highlight: Mermosa PDX

Local Business Highlight: Mermosa PDX

A Conversation with Desiree Noisette, Founder of Mermosa PDX — February 2024 Tell us a little bit about Mermosa. Mermosa is inspired by my family’s heritage. We, like most people, have family members from all around the world historically. We are French, Haitian, we...
The Faces of Friendly House: Carrie Hoops

The Faces of Friendly House: Carrie Hoops

March 2022 “I believe that attending Friendly House deeply impacted me as a person. Not just learning social-emotional developmental skills, but also how to be in community, to share and collaborate.” Carrie Hoops is a very special part of our Friendly...
The Faces of Friendly House: Kevin Cook

The Faces of Friendly House: Kevin Cook

February 2022 “The folks at Friendly House really care about the community and the people who come to them for care and services. Everyone belongs at Friendly House, everyone is family there.” Kevin Cook has been a long-time friend of Friendly House. From...
The Faces of Friendly House: Stacey Moy

The Faces of Friendly House: Stacey Moy

February 2022 “Friendly House is where people find new friends, continue lifelong friendships, connect with their Northwest neighbors, take fun classes, where children have a safe place to have fun together, where elders are seen and cared for, and where people...
The Faces of Friendly House: Jerry Harris

The Faces of Friendly House: Jerry Harris

January 2022 “I have faint memories, as I would walk through the Y to the day’s activity, of seeing doors open to rooms where older men were talking. It couldn’t possibly have entered my mind then that 60+ years later I’d be like those men, seeking companionship...
The Faces of Friendly House: Tonya Hobson

The Faces of Friendly House: Tonya Hobson

November 2021 “Empathy means having the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. My grandma had this. So does Friendly House. Friendly House is the rock that brings our community together to serve those that need it most.” Tonya Hobson is...
The Faces of Friendly House: Christy Marten

The Faces of Friendly House: Christy Marten

November 2021 “Friendly House is an amazing organization that supports our community from their first steps to their last.” People have a way of finding Friendly House when they are in need of community. Christy is one of these people. “On my son’s first...
The Faces of Friendly House: Jake Warr

The Faces of Friendly House: Jake Warr

October 2021 “Being part of the Friendly House community means contributing to a more inclusive, cohesive, and empathetic society.” Jake first learned about Friendly House in 2015 when the group of friends that he plays basketball with needed to find a new place to...