Friends By Chance, Neighbors By Choice

Friends By Chance, Neighbors By Choice

Growing up in the small town of Moorland, just west of Fort Dodge, there were few kids, and even fewer girls in town, so it was no surprise Diane Ferrin and Mary Moore would become the best of friends at an early age. Through the hands of fate, the changes life brings, and a gap of nearly 40 years, the two ladies have rekindled their very special bond that was started in Moorland those years ago. Friendship Haven has uniquely played as a backdrop to each of their lives in some fashion or another, and now it has made them neighbors once again.

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A Season For Growth

A Season For Growth

Last year, Friendship Haven started a garden space where several residents had plots to plant vegetables. Unfortunately, wildlife in the area discovered the garden and enjoyed the produce instead, leaving the residents very disappointed. This year, thanks to a grant from the Mission and Vision Fund, Friendship Haven will be able to confine the space, so the produce can be enjoyed by those who work so hard to plant and tend to the garden.

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Do Not Be a Couch Potato!

Do Not Be a Couch Potato!

Just as spring cleaning spruces up a room after a long winter, Friendship Haven's inaugural wellness class, Couch to 5K, can clean up your fitness routine and get you back into shape! Beginning May 1, this first-ever program will help you become a 5K jogger or runner in 9-12 weeks.

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Offering a Helping Hand

Offering a Helping Hand

Friendship Haven offers a variety of focuses through our Catalyst program, including physical, occupational, and speech therapy. We aim to provide individualized care and improve quality of life to residents living in and around the Fort Dodge community.

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