The Friendship Circle provides assistance to families with physically or intellectually challenged children. The Circle’s unique formula introduces teenage volunteers to the children and through shared experiences both are enriched. 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. The child with special-needs looks forward to weekly visits from his or her teenage friend, as well as the special events they get to attend throughout the year. The teenage volunteer learns the value of giving, and cherishes the experience of making a difference in a child’s life while bringing a smile to his or her face. The child’s family gets much needed respite and the pleasure of seeing their child become part of the community.
Our Programs - Culinary Club-Sundays : 4:00pm – 5:00pm-For Ages 8+
Teen Scene-Sundays : 3:00pm – 4:30pm-For Ages 10 – 18
Your child will gain the confidence of being an essential and accepted member of a social group. This program was designed to create a true social home base for our special teens, at the age where a social group can be defining and a necessity. Teen volunteers and teens with special needs get together twice a month for social activities and group “hang outs”, where they can have a great time while enhancing social skills along the way.
Young Adult Circle-Thursdays : 6:00am – 7:30pm-For Ages 18+
Young adult volunteers and young adults with special needs come together twice a month to form a social group of friends in a non- judgmental and accepting environment, while having a great time and enhancing their social skills along the way! The group has experienced an array of exciting activities, such as karaoke, unique art activities, and even baking with ingredients which they shopped for on their own.
Volunteer Opportunities - Life Skills Program-Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM-For Ages 20+
1302 E. Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale , 33301, FL
Accessible Location: No
|Type of Organization||Nonprofit (501c3)|
|Categories||Advocacy, Respite, Teen Activity, Volunteer Opportunity|
|Services offered in Spanish?||No|
|Child Care Available?||No|
|Age Range||All Ages|
|Disability Categories||Developmental Disability, Genetic or Congenital Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Learning Disability, Medical Condition, Physical Disability|
|Does this organization belong to all disabilities?||yes|
|This organization belongs to these diagnoses|
|Is this a statewide service?||yes|
|Email Address||[email protected]|