Welcome to Friends of the Carpenter. We are a faith-based day shelter that provides safety and a sense of purpose to members of our community.


Wednesday Activities

August 27, 2014 – June 4, 2015
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

The Activity Events continue to grow on Wednesday afternoons, 1 to 3 p.m. Every Wednesday afternoon, we have a special activity from 1pm to 3pm.  We may do a woodworking project such a birdhouse, or put together the newsletter, or something else exciting planned by our Activity Coordinator CJ Haney.  We will sing together and have […]

Give More 24! on September 18

September 18, 2014
7 a.m. to 7 a.m.

Mark Your Calendars & Help Raise $$$ for FOC! Friends of the Carpenter is a partner of Give More 24!, our region’s first-ever, 24-hour online giving challenge. This exciting event, organized by the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington, is set to launch at 7 a.m. on Thursday, September 18. The more money you help FOC […]

Aglow Worship & Prayer

September 27, 2014
7:00 - 8:30 pm

The Vancouver Aglow International Lighthouse will meet at the Friendship Center on August 25, 2014 at 7 pm to worship and pray.

2014 Auction & Dinner

October 18, 2014
5:30 to 10:00 p.m.

This year’s Auction & Dinner takes place on October 18, 5:30 to 10:00 p.m., at The Hilton Hotel Vancouver. Click here to buy your tickets and register for the auction online. We continue to work with so many in our community who struggle with needs that are both material and spiritual, so our theme this year […]

Donate Now!

Donate today and make a difference!

$20 could provide four gas vouchers to help our participants look for work or go to medical appointments.

Click here to buy your tickets for FOC's Annual Auction on October 18! $75 per person, table of 10 for $650.