November 22nd, 2022 - State licensing has been completed (woohoo!) and while we have some details to finalize, we anticipate the E. Oregon Studio to open in mid-January. Please check back here for updates on this new Studio space!

October 13th, 2022 - Next week, the State is scheduled to come to the new Studio for the physical site inspection. We will still have some requirements to complete in order to welcome Heart Artists into this space but we're moving in the right direction!

October 3rd, 2022 - No new updates. We are still waiting on the state to approve paperwork and do a site tour.

July 6, 2022 - We wanted to start off by thanking everyone who attended one of the E. Oregon Studio open houses and/or ribbon cutting ceremony last week! We are overwhelmed by the love and support we feel from our community from these two events.

While we had planned for the opening of the Studio to be next Monday, July 11th, we have had some barriers that will prevent us from opening at that time. We have submitted the paperwork for licensing several weeks ago and are, unfortunately, waiting for the state to process that paperwork and come to the new Studio for the required inspection. While we are sad to say that we do not have an anticipated opening date at this time, we are remaining optimistic that the state will be able to complete the inspection soon!

We want to be able to keep all of you informed on the progress of licensing so we ask you to please check back on this page frequently for more information as it becomes available as it will be posted here. We can't wait to welcome the Heart Artists into this new space and want to thank each of you for being so patient during this whole process! Please don't hesitate to reach out to our Day Services Coordinator, Crystal Freund, at or (717) 656-2466, should you have any questions or concerns. Have a wonderful rest of your week!

Friendship Heart Studio is opening up a second Studio location at 1159 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543, adjacent to Friendship Community's main office, and has opening for new Heart Artists. This space, which used to house Meaningful Day Academy, will allow more current Artists to safely come back to the Studio, as well as welcome brand-new Heart Artists into the Friendship Heart Studio Day Program at both locations. The second Studio space is set to open January 9th, 2023 and will allow the Artists count to reach 18 per day at full capacity and will offer program 5 days per week – similar to the downtown Lancaster Studio. Upon first opening, the Studio will house around 9 Individuals per day and will work towards full capacity.

Help us fill the Studios! Interested Individuals, or supports on behalf of Individuals, should fill out the digital inquiry form below. Please note that filling out the online inquiry form does not guarantee a spot in the Studio program. Please direct any questions to Day Services Coordinator, Crystal Freund, at (717) 656-2466 or Want to help us fund these Studio spaces and provide supplies for the Heart Artists to continue their creative journeys? Click the donate button below to donate securely online or call (717) 656-2466 to donate securely over the phone. Thank you for supporting the Heart Artists while they Express their Capabilities!

New Studio Progress | June 28, 2022

New Studio Progress | October 13, 2021

New Studio Progress | November 19, 2021

New Studio Progress | February 4, 2022