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First Annual Emmerton Open House

This event is free and open to all. Wear your best bonnet or fascinator while enjoying Jolie Tea signature blends along with traditional and delicious high tea fare from Ferreira Foods Social Catering.

Take a small tour of our beautiful home, see what makes this building special like our wonderful Joseph Dufour hand painted wall panel among other elements while learning more about Woman’s Friend Society, it’s history and the part it has played here in Salem for over 145 years.

We hope you will come and say hello even if only for a little while! Several public parking areas within walking distance are available and metered parking is available along Hawthorne Blvd and the surrounding streets.


It’s Here!

Today is #GivingTuesday, the international day of giving.

A day when you can make a difference for Woman’s Friend Society and the residents we support and help us respond to these ever changing times. With your help, we will be able to bridge our funding gap to complete the Window Restoration Project at Emmerton House and support our residents. To give any amount Every donation is tax-deductible and helps make a difference!

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WFS 2021 Annual Business Meeting

Who knew in 2020 we would be scrambling to ensure our residents and volunteers stay safe & healthy, taking our membership and Board virtual to keep our organization running smoothly, hiring our first ever Executive Director and a new Residence Manager and managing all this during a global pandemic???

Join us online January 24th at 2pm for  our special annual meeting highlighting our mission with messages from the Executive Director and Board President. Along with our featured speaker, Brunonia Barry, this is sure to be an engaging and entertaining event.  For an additional fee, enjoy delicious food options from some wonderful Salem purveyors.

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This year, since we cannot all gather together for a wonderful brunch or dinner, we are bringing the great food to you!

  • Watch, vote and be a part of our virtual meeting at home!
  • Enjoy delicious food options from participating restaurants & vendors!
  • Enjoy our featured speaker with an opportunity to purchase books.

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Your support, especially now, will help Woman’s Friend recover from a tough year and continue its mission to be a welcoming, thriving, historic home providing housing for women in Salem.