Welcome to our web site! The Friendly Center has been just what the name suggests, friendly to everyone who uses it, and central to the community it serves. We have been serving North Toledo families since 1923. Although the neighborhood continues to change, The Friendly Center provides a major source of hope for the community. This is best conveyed in our purpose statement – No neighbor will go hungry, feel alienated, alone or powerless.
The Friendly Center is a faith based, 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization serving the North Toledo, Ohio area. We operate in a covenant relationship with the United Methodist Women national office and in collaboration with the West Ohio Conference, the Maumee Watershed District and local United Methodist churches. The Friendly Center has a wide range of services and programs to support the many needs within our community. These services and programs are designed to empower our neighbors in North Toledo with resources to enhance their lives.