Friends at Home

In a home setting, trained and dedicated volunteers visit a child with special needs on a weekly basis. A special bond is created as they engage in enjoyable activities and innovative crafts. The child's life is illuminated in a most significant fashion as they await the visit of their friend. The parents use this opportunity to enjoy a weekly respite as their child basks in the friendship of the volunteer.

Sunday Circle

This program is designed to teach the children many important skills from gross motor and cognitive skills to communication and language. The multi-faceted activities include music, stories, crafts, karate and interaction with other children. In an intimate setting the children have the opportunity to learn the values, songs and traditions of our Jewish heritage.

Holiday Programs

Experience the magic of the Jewish calendar with unique holiday entertainment. Friendship Circle families and their volunteers join together to celebrate their Jewish uniqueness and hands on fun. The holiday comes alive as the children enjoy live entertainment, refreshments and creative crafts. This is the perfect way to celebrate holiday traditions in a fun and exciting setting.

Volunteer Programs

The true beauty of the Friendship Circle is the interaction between the volunteers and the child with special needs. The love that these teenagers feel for their special friends is boundless and the impact that they have on these children is endless. The volunteers enjoy excting outings and receive great prizes. Volunteering at the Friendship Circle is a significant form of community service, and the teens will take pride in being part of this seamless circle of friendship.