Friendship Club Program

In 1995, The Friendship Club program started as a week long summer program for 15 girls and has since grown into a year-around, long-term, comprehensive program that serves about 100 girls at-risk in sixth through twelfth grades. The girls come from all areas of western Nevada County.  Click here for more details.

SAFE Program

In 2019, The Friendship Club developed and implemented the SAFE (Stability Access Foundation Empowerment) program for youth (all genders) experiencing homelessness.  This is a three-year pilot program designed to support participating youth in an intensive year-round program that is individualized to their needs. This program supports youth in western Nevada County from the end of their junior year in high school through the completion of a Career Technical Education certificate or equivalent so that they can earn a living wage in support of self-sufficiency. Click here for more details.

Resources for our Friendship Club Families and SAFE Participants

Due to the temporary closure of our on-site programs, The Friendship Club has put together some resources to help TFC participants and their families, as well as SAFE participants, during these uncertain times.  We will keep these resources updated, so please check back regularly for new information.

We are here to lend support, and are just a phone call, text, or email away!  If a TFC participant or family member needs immediate support, please contact Associate Director, Dena Malakian, at or (530) 277-7546 (cell).

For SAFE program participants needing immediate assistance, please contact SAFE Program Director, Aurora Packard at or (530) 270-9258 (cell).