THE FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE IS TODAY'S FASTEST GROWING ORGANIZATION FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
The Friendship Circle Washington DC is a non-profit, community based volunteer organization dedicated to offering friendship and acceptance to children, teens, and young adults with special needs regardless of their disability while empowering teenage and young adult volunteers by building their leadership skills as we foster the values of altruism and volunteerism.
Through the mission of the Friendship Circle Washington DC we are committed to providing respite and imparting renewed strength, comfort and peace of mind to the parents of these special children while simultaneously heightening the community’s awareness, sensitivity and sense of responsibility to individuals with special needs, ultimately embracing them.
Friendship Circle addresses the challenges facing these children in a way that celebrates rather than laments their uniqueness and individuality. The centerpiece of the Friendship Circle program is the pairing of local teenagers with the children for home visits, and extends from there to a full range of activities and events catering to children with special needs and their families.