Welcome to Friendship Circle Cleveland

Here we believe that everyone can benefit from friendship

Our Mission

To spark friendship, connection, and support for
all exceptional children, their families, and Jewish teens.

Our Vision

A community elevated by realizing the special soul within each individual.

Our organization has been connecting teen volunteers and children with special needs for almost 20 years!

These shared experiences empower children, while enriching the lives of everyone else involved:

Children of all abilities bloom and gain the confidence they need to make the most of their abilities and talents.

Teenage volunteers learn the priceless value of giving, the curative power of friendship, and the vital importance of integrating children of all abilities into the community.

Parents and siblings receive much-needed respite and support from Friendship Circle programs and the Friendship Circle family.

Friendship Circle links volunteers, children, parents, staff, and supporters in a seamless circle of friendship, making miracles happen every day.


Meet Our Team

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