A Message From Executive Director, Dawn Price

"Friendship Shelter was founded as a direct response to a community need. Every major strategic decision since then has been rooted in an understanding of and compassion for the community. Going forward, we have a responsibility-as one of Laguna Beach's oldest and most respected human services organizations-to continually improve our organization and its ability to respond to the community that has brought us so far, and to the homeless individuals who have inspired us in our endeavors. I am confident our best is yet to come."


M. Stephen Coontz


Dr. Gary Jenkins

Vice President



Doug Wilson



Andrea Shelly



Wendy Aird

Doug Anderson

Ketta Brown
Jane Egly
Michael Gamerl

Ilene Glassman

Marshall Ininns

Edson McClellan

Barbara McMurray

Sarah Middleton

Meg Pearson

Teddie Ray

Cindy Shopoff

Shaena Stabler

Lea Stone

Josh Wolff


949.494.6928 • office@friendshipshelter.org • PO Box 4252, Laguna Beach CA 92652