Children's Friend and Family Services
2005- 2007 Salem, Massachusetts
One of the oldest charities in the country, Children’s Friend was founded as the Salem Seamen’s Orphans Society, in 1837. Throughout its 165 year history, its mission- strengthening Children and families- has remained unchanged. And throughout these years it has honored its charitable mission of serving those most in need. This renovation provided a new headquarters for the Children’s Friend. The site is a former city school containing 12,000 sf of space. A new addition between the buildings will provide a glass enclosed entry for visitors. This space will have a waiting area, reception deck. The Children’s Friend is committed to community access and a meeting room will be located in the second floor for community meetings. All of the building systems will be replaced providing a new heating air conditioning system, lighting, data and telephone and new plumbing. Our firm will also design and coordinate the new furniture.