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It’s easy to tell you how great we are. Here’s what other people think of the Harbor

Testimonials from Events and Questionnaires


The 2nd Annual NAMI Walk from Beach Riot Films on Vimeo.

I owe all of Friendly Harbor a huge debt of gratitude.  The staff, of course, but especially my peers.  Through observation, listening, and empathizing with their symptoms, illnesses, and successes, I can now admit to myself that my illness is much more severe than I was willing to admit before. When I was in assisted living, I thought I was the highest functioning person there.  Now, I realize, and I am able to take the right steps toward health and legitimate high functioning.  My eternal thanks.

 Friendly Harbor Member

The world can at times be a cruel and prejudiced place.  But here I have found real acceptance and understanding.  All my lifelong gender dysphoria I have been afraid to express what I feel is my true, real identity—and was persecuted when I did.  At Friendly Harbor I have been welcomed, and this place has become a home at which I belong.  I can be who I truly am.  True, I am still growing into it, still overcoming a lifetime of suppression and confusion.  The arms of Friendly Harbor are welcoming and comforting—-and I can be myself and love myself.



“The folks here are warm and welcoming. I feel like a human being and not defined by my mental illness. The Friendly Harbor is like my second family.

Stephanie Hager 

“It’s been a real eye-opener for me…the best people…

“It’s been a real life-saver for me…

Family Support Group members

“This is a very exciting time in my life and Friendly Harbor has contributed greatly to that. I’m excited about and appreciative of these amazing opportunities. “

New member 1/25/18