Our Mission Statement

The Jackson Friendly Home provides high-quality care for women who need a place to call home.

Jackson Friendly Home Core Values

Jackson Friendly home is a real home for aged ladies, where they can spend their years in peace and happiness.

Provide affordable living to the residents

Maintain a well-trained, high-quality caring staff

Uphold the care, respect, and dignity of the residents

Respect the history and traditions of the Jackson Friendly Home, while adhering to the latest regulations and advances in care

Provide a supportive family environment

Meet and exceed the highest standards of care and service

Provide accurate and honest information to residents, staff and supporters


Our Caring Team

Gabriella Tackett

Executive Director

Lauren Wernette

Activities Director

Stacy Garza

Assistant Administrator

Bethany Svinicki

Medical Care Coordinator

Joyce Bettendorf

Housekeeping Manager

Elizabeth Wilding

Dietary Coordinator

We have a dedicated and committed group of volunteers in the community who oversee the work of the Home. This group of individuals make up the Board of Directors for the Jackson Friendly Home and provide policy, strategic direction, and fiscal stewardship for JFH.


Terry Langston

Vice President

Geri Phelps


Doug Backinger



Marie Bonkowski 


Heidi Lathrop, Angela Wetherby, Katie Branigan, Josie Neill, Kristy Scholl, Chad Kennedy, Alan Sorenson, Deborah Eccelton-Shepherd

Jewel Payton

Resident Care Manager

Dorothy Svinicki


435 W North St Jackson, MI 49202

Contact Us

Phone: 517-784-1377


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