The Friendship Circle
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Friendship Circle provides social and recreational opportunities for children with special needs, primarily by recruiting high school students to become engaged in their lives.

This program promotes a greater awareness and understanding of both the unique needs and gifts of people with special needs, and encourages respect and empathy for those facing challenges.

Children and teens with special needs and their families benefit from a wide array of innovative respite, social and recreational programs. The volunteer club motivates, inspires and enriches the lives of the teen volunteers.

Friendship Circle is made up of 5 parts:

Children. Families. Volunteers. Staff. Supporters.

The beauty is how we all link together to form a seamless circle of friendship.

205 families served

260 teenage volunteers

2000+ community supporters

18 full-time and part-time staff members

21 programs throughout the year

Sunday Circle • Teen Scene • Friends at Home • Cooking Circle • Holiday Events • Summer & Winter Camps • Moms Support Group • Sibling Support Groups • Bnei Mitzvah Projects • Bowling League • Volunteer Club • Shabbatons • Life Skill Lessons • Specialty Circle • Volunteer Leadership Group • Chai Five-Homework Support • Adult Volunteer Division • Friendship Family Assistance • Hebrew School • Volunteer Educational Seminars • Weinberg Volunteer Awards