The start of a every new year warrants some reflection on the one that has just ended. It is a good practice to take stock of how the previous year began and see what was accomplished (or not!) Looking back to the beginning of 2006 at FRIEND, we were faced with new hopes as well as new challenges. Hope stemmed from the desire to see growth in our programs and an increase in our capacity to reach out to communities. In
this respect our hopes became realities. 2006 saw the introduction of two new programs for FRIEND, Community Re-entry and Youth Development. These programs have allowed FRIEND to increase our range of services and work with two segments of the community in ways that are targeted to their needs.