Pizza Donation


Randy and Diane Stiles chose to celebrate the holidays by providing pizzas for everyone at Friendship House. Diane is pictured with Lisa, our assistant workshop director, and stacks of pizzas to provide lunch for over 100 people. Everyone really enjoyed the treat!

A huge thank you to Randy and Diane!

Thanks to Rich Brooke

This summer, our agency honored two women who have been huge contributors to our agency, Romi Halterman and Jane McCormick. As mothers, both worked to expand services not only for their children, but to also meet the needs of all adults with disabilities. Their dreams for the future were supported by  dedicated board members like Rich Brooke.

For nearly 40 years, Rich Brooke has served on our Board of Directors. Throughout his tenure, he’s helped the agency grow to meet its mission: improving the quality of life for men and women with intellectual disabilities. Rich’s volunteer efforts far surpassed attending monthly board meetings; he actively helped secure funding for services. Whether it was participating in fundraising events or seeking State and County aid, he committed 100%.

“This spring, Rich announced that he would be retiring and would not seek another term on the board. Ottawa Friendship House would like to thank him for his years of dedication.”

-Beth Mangold     

He was instrumental in laying a strong foundation for the future. Filling Rich’s vacancy, we are pleased to introduce our newest board member, Kurt Stevenson. While Rich has left quite a legacy, we are confident in the knowledge and commitment Kurt brings to the table. Welcome!