Friendship Centres serve as the nucleus of a master-planned community, providing a central gathering place for programs and personal interaction. Friendship Centres facilitate activities and tune people into the conversations going on in their neighborhoods so they can cooperate in addressing quality-of-life issues shared by their neighbors.
To foster well-rounded engagement with every community, the Friendship Centre approach focuses on five specific areas of community life: family; recreation; education and career; spirituality; and health and wellness. In 1998, the Friendship Centre at HighPoint was founded to develop this program concept. It serves over 600 residential units, 120 of these low-to-moderate income, as well as the surrounding community of Romeoville and Will County. Additionally, thousands of lunches and after school snacks are provided for free in partnership with northern Illinois food bank receiving free lunches and snacks year round. The friendship centre at HighPoint provides programs and activities to all participants regardless of their ability to pay. Each year over $100,000 in scholarships are awarded though program waivers and in kind contributions.
The links on the left show you the different programming options we have at the Friendship Centre at HighPoint. Please feel free to spend a little time checking out what we do!