The Friendship Circle is a unique
organization that addresses the challenges facing the families
of children with special needs in an innovative way.
The program begins with the pairing of local
teenagers with children for weekly “Friends at Home”
visits, but hardly ends there. Through a full range of activities
and events, the Circle creates its own special environment
of friendship and love.
The Friendship Circle programs are offered
free of charge to qualifying families.
Why is our program unique?
While many organizations address the issues of children 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, its effectiveness
has proven to be remarkable. These volunteers have been able
to reach the children in ways that professionals, or even
family members, have not.
Furthermore, the program has had a profound
effect on the teenagers themselves, instilling within them
the values of giving and gratitude.
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