The Application Process

1. Apply

Complete the application form below

2. Meet

Meet with a Friendship Circle director together with your child/ren

3. Program Registration

Once your application is approved you are ready to register for programs!

Why Join?

It takes every member of your family to form the circle that completes our Jewish community including your child with special needs. Friendship Circle exists to meet the needs of your child in a wonderful, unique way. Through FC programs, trained teenage volunteers become a friend and mentor to your son or daughter offering them the benefits of friends, play dates and activities that every child enjoys.

Through our Friends @ Home program, your child has the weekly joy of a regular play date, a pair of friends who come to your home just for him or her. While your child is having fun and being entertained, you will enjoy a regular respite.

Sunday Circle is a respite program held on Sunday afternoons during the school year. It enables you to leave your child in the hands of loving volunteers and qualified professionals. Your child, one-on-one with a teen friend, will enjoy music, art, baking, sports, bouncehouse and more, while you enjoy some free time.

Our Holiday Programs will give your child the opportunity to create memorable holiday experiences shared together with siblings and parents. And of course our volunteers will be there to give your child personal love and attention.

Friendship Circle is here to help you and your child. Our dedicated staff work with the volunteers to be an asset to you and your family. 

We invite you to join Friendship Circle UES and become a part of the family!