Nov. 16, 2022 – For 71 years, Friendly House has been on the frontlines of saving women’s lives by championing the empowerment and recovery of women, especially those from historically excluded communities. The non-profit program provides culturally responsive, attainable treatment to women regardless of their resources.

Friendly House, the first residential alcohol and substance abuse recovery program in the country created by women for women, will hold its 32nd annual awards luncheon on Saturday, November 19 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

The event honors entertainment attorney and activist Dina LaPolt with the Visionary Award; songwriter, author, and actor Paul Williams as Person of the Year; Emmy-nominated dancer Cheryl Burke with the Shining Star Award; and Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross, MD, with the Excellence in Service Award. The afternoon will include a special tribute to author and celebrity hairstylist Carrie White where a Friendly House scholarship will be announced in her name. Grammy Award-winning artist Lisa Loeb and Emmy Award-winning composer Eve Nelson will perform while comedian and actress Caroline Rhea serves as luncheon host.


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