Who we are. . .

A Catholic Interracial Apostolate since 1938, in Chicago since 1942.

Originally founded in Toronto in the early 1930's.
Friendship House Chicago closed its doors on 3/31/2000.

We maintain this website to preserve FH history until we can restart an active apostolate.



Mailing address now %JPII Center, 700 S. Morgan, Chicago, IL 60607-4217.

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Writer Thomas Merton(right) was a FH Harlem volunteer, 1941.

How we manage. . .

Friendship House’s program has been suspended since 2000.  We are not actively seeking funds (2009).

We maintain the FH website to make FH’s important history accessible until the FH board can restart an active apostolate.