In a Nutshell
The Friendship Circle serves individuals with special needs of all ages by facilitating friendship matches with members of our community and providing a full host of physical, cognitive, sensory, social, and developmental programs—all with the goal of reversing stereotypes, changing mindsets, and empowering those with challenges.
How We're Different While many wonderful organizations assist those with special needs, most are focused on goal-oriented therapeutic care. The Friendship Circle brings another dimension in that it offers unconditional love. By having this love flow from the youthful spirit of well-guided teenagers and also adults, our volunteers are able to reach individuals in ways that professionals, or even family members, cannot. At the same time, the program has had a profound effect on our teen and adult volunteers, instilling within them the values of giving and gratitude.