Friendship Mission was established in 1996 when Pastor Vincent Rosato, saw the need and was burdened to help the homeless and poor in Montgomery, Alabama. It was the Pastor’s vision to establish a facility that was accessible to all the needy in the area. In 2004 this vision was realized by the building of the present facility located on Mobile Hwy, which at the time was considered the epicenter of the homeless population in the city of Montgomery. In February 2013 the next phase of the mission was started in a different low income area of Montgomery to open the women and children homeless shelter.

​Since Friendship Mission Inc. opened the doors in 1996, it has made every effort to minister to the community, and surrounding areas, by alleviating the overwhelming despair of a people that are destitute both financially and spiritually. Friendship is a 501 © (3) nonprofit.

​ Friendship’s mission is to engage in charitable and benevolent work necessary to minister to the needs of the homeless, needy, and less fortunate persons in the River Region area in Alabama by providing lodging, food, personal counseling, transportation, aid with prescription purchases, intense case management and educational activities. To achieve these goals, Friendship maintains facilities and equipment necessary to provide to homeless persons and others in the community temporary and extended-term lodging including but not limited to sleeping accommodations, bedding, restrooms, and supplies needed for personal hygiene.

​Friendship also operates kitchen facilities for the storage of food and the preparation of meals, and the equipment necessary to serve these meals to the residents and the needy of the community.

Established in 1996, Friendship Mission Inc. provides food, shelter, clothing, spiritual guidance, medical and social assistance, and other physical needs of the poor and homeless in the Montgomery area.

To obey the Lord, who says, “For the poor shall never cease out of the land; therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother; to thy poor; and to thy needy, in thy land.