Friends of the Children–Tacoma pairs children, ages 4 to 6 with a salaried, professional mentor called a Friend who stays by their side for 12+ years, no matter what. Friends help youth navigate life, building on their personal strengths and empowering families to access the resources available to them. We combine the strength of our long-term relationships with the expertise of community service providers to meet the unique needs of each of our program youth and their families.

Who is eligible

To refer a child to our program, download and fill out the form available at the link below and email it to Program Director, Alexis Dumonchelle at

Download Referral Form