Contact Us

Friends Association
113 West Chestnut Street
West Chester, PA 19380

(see extensions below)



Catherine Friedman, Executive Director | Phone: 610-431-3598, ext 222

Lorri Sarosy, Grant Proposal and Business Office Manager | Phone: 610-431-3598, ext 220

Marie Paxson, Administrative Assistant | Phone: 610-431-3598, ext 201


Robin Meixner, Development Director | Phone: 610-431-3598, ext 204


Amy Descovich, Volunteer Coordinator |Phone: 610-431-3598, ext 205


Nova Adams, Programs Director | Phone: 610-431-3598, ext 213

Rob Henry, Emergency Family Shelter Manager |Phone: 610-431-3598, ext 211

Karen Wise, Outreach Case Manager |Phone: 610-431-3598, ext 216



Phone: 610-431-3598, Press 3

Board Members

Maureen McBride, President
Brian Boreman, Vice President
Lee Bohs, Treasurer
Serita Spadoni, Secretary
John Spangler
Matthew Holliday
Leslie Broderick Lavender
Mary Ann Nagel
Jacob Singer
Ilene Sussman
Barbara Diorio Swintek
Rick Weber

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Your gift will help homeless families with children achieve lasting independence.

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Wish List
Child's Photo Things our Children and Families always need:
  • Giant or Acme gift cards for food
  • Kmart or Walmart gift cards for clothing and other necessities
  • NEW bed pillows
  • Rite Aid cards for formula, diapers, medications (Rite Aid is walking distance from the shelter)
  • New twin size bed sheets, blankets, and bedspreads
  • New kitchen and bath linens
  • Paper products: paper towels, toilet paper, and napkins
  • Personal care items: shampoo, toothpaste, etc.
  • And for fun . . . movie gift cards
Please call Marie Paxson if you would like to donate any items on our Wish List. 610-431-3598, ext 201.