Friendship Foundation, Inc.
Friendship Foundation, Inc. (FFI) is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation which was established in 1984 for the purpose of assisting Restoration Society, Inc. (RSI) in its programmatic efforts; to provide education about behavioral health, behavioral health conditions and substance use conditions; and, to advocate for the rights of individuals with these conditions. Friendship Foundation fulfills its mission by raising funds, acquiring real property and contributing unaffordable resources for the benefit and use of RSI, as well as facilitating RSI Customer educational endeavors. The Foundation has two subsidiaries: Amity Associates of Buffalo, Inc., a nonprofit organization, and Friendship Enterprises, LLC, a for-profit organization.
Amity Associates of Buffalo, Inc.
(340 Military Road, Buffalo, NY 716-877-9025), commonly known as Amity Club, is a drug and alcohol free environment for individuals with substance use conditions as well as adults diagnosed with behavioral health conditions who are looking for a place to socialize and a place to live that support personal recovery efforts. Amity Club is a place of friendship, fellowship and mutual support. The Club operates a coffee house that is available in the evening from 6:00 pm through 10:00 pm 365 days per year. The coffee house sells beverages and snacks, and sponsors recreational and special social events (ex., dances, topical parties and special holiday celebrations). In addition, eight rooms with public amenities are available to rent. Various 12 step programs and support groups (AA, NA, SOS, etc.) meet at Amity Club.
Friendship Enterprises, LLC
acquires real property either for fair market rental or for programmatic use by RSI. It provides a consistent revenue stream for the Foundation to underwrite its operation and fulfillment of its mission. Friendship Enterprises’ first acquisition, D’Avolio House, is a four-bedroom home that provides transitional housing for women seeking permanent housing.