Friends at Home 

The weekly Friends @ Home program, the acclaimed hallmark of Friendship Circle, has teenage volunteers spending quality time with children with special needs in the environment the kids are most comfortable and familiar with: their own homes.

Finally, enthusiastic play dates for these most deserving kids! A unique bond is established between the volunteers and their special friends.

The range of activities shared can be anything from cookie baking, game playing, and singing to arts n' crafts, story time, and hide-and-seek, or, just about anything fun! Parents speak glowingly of how the children look forward to these visits; how they excitedly sit at the window on "Friends at Home Day" in anticipation of their buddies showing up at the doorstep - not to mention the welcome break and joy it brings the rest of the family.


This program is partially funded by a grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Orange County.