News & Events: 2016

Friendship House Toy Drive

November 28, 2016

Each year, Friendship House collects gifts from the community for children who might otherwise go without. Make the season brighter for a child and donate a new unwrapped toy for a boy or girl age infant to 9! Donations can be dropped off or mailed to 56 Julian Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103. Our deadline to receive donations is Friday, December 16, 2016.


Happy 75th Birthday Helen!

September 15, 2016

The Board and Staff of Friendship House would like to wish our CEO, Helen Waukazoo, a Happy 75th Birthday and thank her for 53 years of service and exemplary leadership.


Friendship House Stands with those at the Standing Rock Protests

August 29, 2016

The Board and Staff of Friendship House would like to show support for those that are protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline on Standing Rock Reservation. 


Indian Health Services Visits Friendship House SF

July 10, 2016

Each year, Indian Health Service visits its partners in health programs for an annual performance review. On Monday June 20th, 2016 IHS visited Friendship House in San Francisco for an annual assessment and concluded their report by saying, "As always, Friendship House is a model program.  We see Friendship House as a jewel in the IHS Network."
Friendship House is grateful for the ongoing support that IHS provides in supporting the vital treatment, recovery services and programs that we provide to Native American and Alaska Native youth, individuals and communities. 

Martin Waukazoo, CEO Native American Health Center Receives Award

June 16, 2016

Friendship House Association of American Indians, Inc. wishes to warmly congratulate Mr. Martin Waukazoo, Chief Executive Officer of Native American Health Centers on his recent Award presented at the San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium Gala. The award honored Mr. Waukazoo's lifetime of accomplishments in the health field for the American Indian population.


Join us in celebrating Families in Recovery

May 10, 2016

Please join us for this inspiring annual community event, as we honor the graduates of Friendship House and celebrate sobriety. This year, we honor the women in recovery that have brought their lives, family and careers back together.

Saturday June 25th
Friendship House Great Hall - 9am to 3pm

To learn more visit our Event Page

Join us for Stronghold

April 20, 2016

Join us for the 7th Annual Stronghold Youth Empowerment Conference
Friday and Saturday June 17th & 18th in San Francisco.

Featuring keynote speaker Steve Darden (Navajo) this event open to ages 12-24 to engage in youth led workshops, health for teens, mental wellness, art and fun.

For more information, visit our Event Page




Native Tales Fundraiser Features Award Winning Singer Joni Morris

March 15, 2016

Friendship House Association of American Indians hosts the Annual Native Tales Fundraising event. Joining us for this special evening is Native storyteller and magician Tamaka with special guest Joni Morris. To purchase tickets visit Eventbrite: "Intertribal Variety Show"

April 1, 2016, 7pm
Rooftop Garden, Kaiser Center
300 Lakeside, Oakland, CA
$20 tickets for this fundraising event

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Navajo Nation Alumni Gathering, Arizona

March 1, 2016

Friendship House Association of American Indians hosts a special Navajo Nation Alumni event at Navajo (Arizona) in celebration of community and recovery. A call out to all Navajo Nation Alumni to come together and connect as peers in the community and support of those on the Red Road to Recovery.

April 1st, 2016 - Navajo Nation, Arizona

For more information, contact