Our Mission

The Friendship Circle exists to bring happiness and companionship to children and young adults with special needs by celebrating their individuality, as well as bringing energy, support, and peace of mind to their families.  

To do this, we focus on developing the value of altruism, compassion, and acceptance in our teen volunteers as we heighten community awareness and sensitivity and encourage a sense of responsibility and involvement.

How We See It

Everyone in this world has a unique purpose.  When we focus on abilities instead of disabilities, those with special needs can be part of the strongest friendships and influence people in positive ways that others can't.  Unwavering acceptance, positive thinking, honesty, and commitment are just a few of the important lessons these individuals teach by example. 

What We Do

Friendship Circle creates meaningful relationships and friendships between teen volunteers and children with special needs.  Increasing confidence, igniting dreams, and redefining worldviews for both parties.