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    Philly Friendship Circle: Friends@Home

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    • Listing Type: Volunteer Opportunities
    • Category: Cultural Organizations, People with Disabilities, Faith-Based
    • Volunteer Type: Individual, Online
    • Minimum Age: 15
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    Overview

    The Philly Friendship Circle provides organized physical and social structures to support inclusive friendships, connections, respite, and fulfillment for youth with special needs, young adult volunteers, their respective families and the Jewish community at large.

    Build a consistent, yet flexibly scheduled, friendship through at-home hangouts with a friend.

    Building friendships can be challenging. Friends@Home supports building friendships through a unique “at-home” platform. Meeting children and teens with disabilities at their home, there is a sense of comfort and tons of activities that they can enjoy with friends.

    Through a thoughtful pairing process, we identify teens with similar hobbies and interests. We guide the initial introduction and first meetings helping to create a bond that pairs can then foster independently. Together, they can play games, make crafts, play sports, read books, and enjoy activities they like.  

    We continue to support these friendships with different DIY activities, periodic programs, and regular check-ins. We help families communicate, establish clear plans, and support difficult transitions.

    For information about Friends@Home, please visit our website.