Different children have different needs. 
The Friendship Circle helps meet the unique 
needs of special children and their families 
through a variety of hands-on programs.

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Bringing Teen Friends to Children 
With Special Needs.

The Friendship Circle extends a helping hand to families who have children with special needs and involves them in a full range of social and Judaic experiences. The Circle's unique formula introduces teenage volunteers to the children and their families, and through the shared experiences, all are enriched.

The child with special needs looks forward to a weekly visit and the opportunity to play with and learn from their older friends.

The teenage volunteer learns the value of giving, and cherishes the experience of making a difference in a child's life and bringing a smile to his or her face.

The child's family gets a needed respite and the pleasure of seeing their child become a part of the community circle.  The Friendship Circle is made up of five parts: volunteers, children, parents, staff, and supporters. The true beauty of the Circle is how we all link together to form a seamless circle of friendship.

Together, we can perform miracles.