About Friends of the Children - Lane County

Friends – Lane County is an entrepreneurial organization currently serving over 300 people in Lane County and connected to 27 other Friends organizations providing similar services across the country.  The organization provides long-term support to trauma-impacted children and their families to break cycles of disadvantage.  Starting when youth are between the ages of 4-6 years old, Friends provides a professional mentor who spends 3-4 hours each week with the child in an array of environments.  Friends provide caregivers with social support and connections to other resources to help maintain stability in their home environment.  Friends commits to provide both services to each family for 12+ years.