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Our mission is to strengthen the well-being of Franklinton’s children, families and community, and build a thriving equitable neighborhood.


Our vision is that the people of Franklinton thrive in a socially just neighborhood.

Community Organizing

Working with Franklinton and near west side groups, organizations, and individuals to help make our neighborhood a better, stronger, healthier place to live, work, and raise a family.


of Directors

"Gladden Community House is a special organization in our community, with a rich history and legacy of strengthening families. On behalf of the entire board we are proud to serve and invite you to join our family "

Jeff Blendick
Board Chair, Gladden Community House

We are grateful for the dedicated members of our board that provide support and guidance throughout the year.


Why Gladden matters


Gladden is a key partner in preventing homelessness in our community and stabilizing families.

Michelle Heritage
Executive Director,
Community Shelter Board

This city is stronger because of Gladden.

Matthew Goldstein

Founder, BESA

Gladden needs to be that rock for those that have depended on them for so long, but they also need to be there for new people moving in, as a resource, to help them be a part of the community. 

Trent Smith

Executive Director,
Franklinton Board of Trade

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