WHO WE ARE
The Friendship Circle is today's fastest growing Jewish organization servicing individuals with special needs, boasting over 80 locations worldwide.
At Friendship Circle Upper East Side we are dedicated to bringing happiness and companionship to children, teens and young adults with special needs by celebrating their individuality, as well as bringing energy, support and peace of mind to their families. Friendship circle aims to give teen and young adult volunteers the opportunity to connect with and impact individuals with special needs in a meaningful way. Thereby shaping kind, compassionate and selfless leaders of tomorrow.
We envision a community in New York City where all people with special needs and their families experience acceptance, inclusion and friendship. We picture all facets of the Jewish community coming together as one supportive and united family. We see local teens and young adults feeling a sense of connection to and responsibility for the greater Jewish community and taking leadership roles in changing the world for good.