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Meet Our Staff: Tony

Christian Zapata, most often known as Tony, a household nickname from his middle name Antonio, heads Friedman Place’s versatile social services department. His wide-ranging duties include overseeing the whole admission process for prospective residents; providing group and one-on-one counseling; supervising case management; and acting as Friedman Place’s de facto IT department by providing adaptive technology services.

Celebrating the Arts 2019

The artwork exhibited in Celebrating the Arts at Friedman Place is related to vision, blindness, or disability.

Meet our Staff – Rita

Rita Scaletta has been Friedman Place’s Director of Finance and Operations for about 14 years now. Her three main areas of responsibility include making sure the building is in good physical shape, overseeing housekeeping, and ensuring that the organization’s finances are correct. 

Meet Our Volunteers: Susan

Susan is one of Friedman Place's longest volunteers - for nearly 11 years, she has come to Friedman Place weekly to engage in a variety of activities with the residents. She always arrives early and the residents excitedly wait to greet her with big smiles and lots of hugs. Her volunteer work varies from playing [...]

Friedman Place Works to Achieve Mushen Silver Certification

  Friedman Place is proudly working towards a Silver Certification from MUHSEN for providing a friendly environment for people who are blind and their families. Muhsen (Muslims Understanding and Helping Special Education Needs) is a nonprofit umbrella organization that serves the Muslim community to establish a more inclusive “Special Needs Friendly” environment for our Brothers [...]

Friedman Place Welcomes a Furry Resident

Friedman Place Welcomes a Furry Resident! Tina and Cassidy out for a walk on a beautiful spring day. Please join us in congratulating Friedman Place Resident Tina and her new guide dog Cassidy. The pair recently graduated guide dog training together and returned home from California just in time to enjoy walks in the lovely [...]

First Annual Holiday Giving Tree

Tis’ the Season Help Make the Holidays Bright for an Adult who is Blind or Visually Impaired Friedman Place announces its first annual Giving Tree for its 85 adult residents who are blind or visually impaired. All residents are either in poverty or have very low income and most residents have, on average, 5 health […]

Celebrating the Arts 2018

Celebrating the Arts at Friedman Place was a resounding success! Thank you to all of the artists who contributed their art work for display and to everyone who came out to celebrate opening night with us on Tuesday, October 16! If you were unable to make it to opening night, the exhibition continues to be […]

Community Woven Tapestries

My Mind’s Eye Sees What My Regular Eye Cannot: Community Woven Tapestries Weavers at Friedman Place teamed up with textile artist and educator, John Paul Morabito, to create a series of woven tapestries that tell the story of our residents’ unique exploration of color and blindness. Color is among the most visual phenomena. Among the elements […]

Summer 2018 Newsletter

Take a look at our latest newsletter for Summer 2018!