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The Friendship Circle is today's fastest growing Jewish organization for children with special needs. With over 79 locations worldwide the Friendship Circle has cultivated friendships between 5,000 special children and close to 11,000 teen volunteers.

The Friendship Circle's unique approach brings together teenage volunteers and children with special needs for hours of fun and friendship. These shared experiences empower the children, our special friends, while enriching the lives of everyone involved. 

Our special friends blossom and gain the confidence they need to make the most their abilities and talents. 

Their teen volunteers learn the priceless value of giving, the curative power of friendship, and the vital importance of integrating children with special needs into our communities.

Their parents and siblings receive much-needed respite and support from the Friendship Circle community, and all those who assist us. 

The Friendship Circle links volunteers, children, parents, staff, and supporters in a seamless circle of friendship that makes miracles happen every day



The Friendship Circle


Together we can perform miracles! 

The Friendship Circle is a unique program that pairs children with special needs with caring, dedicated volunteers who form special relationships with them, and provides support to their families.

The Friendship Circle is designed to enhance the lives of children with special needs, provide friendship, support, encouragement, and practical help in dealing with challenges, provide respite to their parents, and increase the sensitivity, competence, and commitment to community service in its teenage volunteer population.

The Friendship Circle reaches out and involves children with special needs in a full range of Jewish and social experiences.


 For more information and to sign up CLICK HERE or email us at:

[email protected] 

Call us at: 443-280-0340