Because mental illness is too tough a road to walk alone.

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Recovery is Possible.


 The Manistee Friendship Society is a 501C3 non profit organization in Manistee County. Since 2002, we have been a safe place for socialization, support, education and activities for adults living with various degrees of mental illness.  All of our services are completely FREE of charge. No referral or appointment necessary, simply drop-in! 

Your Health & Wellness Matter


 Health and wellness play a key role in our mental health. That is why at our center we provide nutrition and wellness opportunities for our members. Check out our current calendar for more up to date information on activities and memberships being offered.  

Understanding & Support


 Mental illness is to tough of a road to walk alone. If you or someone you know need some extra support in your recovery, don't be afraid to reach out. Come and meet others who have an understanding of what you are going through. You don't have to go through this alone.  

Self-help groups


Self-help groups or support groups, are groups of people who provide mutual support for each other. The members share a common problem, such as a mental illness or addiction. Their mutual goal is to help each other to deal with this problem. Through self-disclosure, members share their stories, stresses, feelings, issues, and recoveries. They learn that they are not alone; they are not the only ones facing the problem. This lessens the isolation that many people experience. Check out our calendar to see what groups we are currently offering at our center. 

Education & Training


Check out our calendar for up to date educational activities, classes and training's available to members. 

Examples: Healthy cooking classes, Anger Management Classes,  Mental Health 1st Aide, NMRE Day of Recovery Education and so much more!

Membership Extras


  • We have online computers available 
  • Small food pantry 
  • Arts & Crafts (Crocheting/knitting supplies, painting, beading, etc.)   
  • Pool table
  • Gaming consoles
  • Free breakfast, lunch and snacks available daily. 
  • And so much more!