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Giving Friendship to children with special needs.
Welcome
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The Friendship Circle provides services and support for Jewish children and teens with special needs through the help of trained teen volunteers and professional therapists.
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 values 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.
Updates
Want to meet the director? please email Goldie @ FriendshipCircleCO@gmail.com
The Friendship Circle is the only organizations in the Northern Colorado area that accomplishes two important goals: 
 
1) special needs children experience firsthand the joy of friendship, gain confidence and are empowered with enhanced social skills, improved language, and better behavior; and 2) teen volunteers learn the values of giving, civic responsibility, and gratitude.
 
Participating children/young adults, and their families, typically receive one home visit per week, for 60 to 90 minutes.  Scheduling is done between the family and volunteer to best accommodate schedules.  Not only does the home visit provide 1:1 socialization and inclusion for the individual with special needs, but it also provides welcomed respite to family caregivers, who can take a needed break in another room during the home visit.
 
For more information or to sign up for a Friend@Home program, or your teen would like to volunteer email Goldie by clicking here