Friendship Center

Weaving at Friendship Center

The Friendship Center offers programs for people who have mental or developmental disabilities. The Friendship Center is sponsored by Holy Comforter Church, located in the Ormewood Park neighborhood of Atlanta. Its art and garden programs meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays and attract approximately 40 adults.

The actual studio spaces are hosted by nearby Woodland Hills Baptist Church, but the Friendship Center provides transportation from our main campus to those studios. On Tuesdays and Thursdays a bus leaves from the Friendship Center at 10:30 a.m. (after the free community breakfast!). That bus returns to the main campus around 12:15 p.m. Most participants then stay for the free community lunch that is served at 12:30.

The Friendship Center’s art programs provide opportunities for folks to express themselves creatively and to produce various artistic pieces through our drawing, painting, weaving, ceramics, and wood working studios. While most participants self-manage their art projects there are volunteers in each of the studios who are available to provide guidance and instruction.

All of these services are free. There is no charge to participate. Also, if a piece of art is sold then 75% of the proceeds of that sale are paid to the artist. The other 25% of the proceeds are used to reimburse program expenses.

As always, neighbors and other friends are welcome to help us as volunteers.

For more information contact:
The Rev. Mike Tanner
737 Woodland Avenue, SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

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