1. Apply

Complete the application form below


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


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 teenager with special needs. Friendship Circle exists to meet the needs of your teen 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, social opportunities and activities that every teen enjoys.

Through our Friends @ Home program, your teen has the weekly joy of a pair of friends who come to your home just for him or her. While your teen is experiencing the companionship, laughter, and fun of friendship, you will enjoy a regular respite.

Teen Scene is a weekly Sunday program where teens are paired with teen volunteer peers for two hours of awesome fun and social interaction. Alternating between Sundays “on the town” (cool trips around NYC) and Sundays at our host location, your teen will be having a blast while you enjoy some free time.

Our Holiday Programs will give your teen the opportunity to create memorable holiday experiences shared together with siblings, parents and friends.

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

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