Project Description

Friendship Circle

The Friendship Circle of Houston was established in 2004 and has grown to include at least 25 kids with disabilities and their families, 40 adults with disabilities and their families, 50 teen volunteers and 40 young and not-so-young adult volunteers.

The Circle grows each year. What started as an effort to realize the community’s responsibility for all its members, has grown to bring friendship to children and adults with  disabilities; enhance the lives of their parents; foster the value of volunteerism among our youth; and enrich the lives of all involved.

The Friendship Circle (FC) works to build an inclusive community through a variety of volunteer, social, Jewish and educational programs. FC pairs teen volunteers with kids with disabilities for weekly play-dates, hosts regular inclusive Jewish and social programs including bowling parties and Shabbat dinners, leads educational workshops in schools and youth groups throughout the greater Houston area, hosts an annual community-wide Friendship Walk and more!

The mission of the Friendship Circle is to:

  • Engage children, teens, and adults with disabilities through a full range of experiences.
  • Provide parents and families of children and teens with disabilities with much-needed respite and support.
  • Enrich, inspire and motivate teens to share themselves with others.
  • Create a sense of responsibility and connection to the Jewish community for teens through educational and social opportunities.

To volunteer contact: Call 832-857-0770 or email

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