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Explore the history of Friendship Manor and its association with The King’s Daughters and Sons

In 1941, Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Cleaveland learned that the Illinois Branch of The King’s Daughters and Sons wanted to establish a nursing home that would accommodate their senior members. In response, they donated a three-story home at 805 19th Street, Rock Island. In the 1970s, The Cleaveland King’s and Daughters Home was no longer able to meet the State of Illinois’ newly-enacted, stricter healthcare standards. As a result, the Illinois King’s Daughters and Sons voted in favor of a new project…a nonprofit, continuing care retirement community called Friendship Manor.

From the groundbreaking in 1977 to the many additions and incarnations since then, the “foundation” of all we do at Friendship Manor is upholding the dignity, respect and vitality of those who choose to call Friendship Manor home.

Our association with The International Order of The King’s Daughters and Sons, Illinois Branch, forms the bedrock of our philosophy of care: the aim of the Order is taken from Mark 10:45, "Not to be ministered unto, but to minister."

Non-denominational in nature, Friendship Manor is open to people of all faiths and is a 501(c)(3) non profit charitable organization.

NOTE: Monthly maintenance charges, routine service charges and nursing care charge for residents in the Silver Cross Health & Rehabilitation Pavilion may be waived in full, reduced in part, or liability for payment postponed based upon the individual’s inability to pay. No individual shall be denied residence or have such residence in Silver Cross terminated solely on the inability to pay. Any individual who requests that fees be waived, reduced or postponed may be required by Friendship Manor to apply for such assistance from state or federal agencies for which the individual may be eligible.