Empowering our volunteers to be future leaders in an inclusive Jewish communityFriends 'N Fun is ...
Providing enriching social opportunities and experiences tailored to meet participants’ individual needs
Encouraging new friendships between participants that continue and strengthen outside of the program
The Friends ‘N Fun program reaches out to parents and caretakers of children and young adults with special needs to provide much needed respite and downtime. Our programs and events are carefully planned to suit the individual needs of every participant. Parents and caregivers can leave their child or young adult with Friends ‘N Fun staff knowing they will be well cared for in a safe, warm, and accepting environment. More importantly, they will know their child will be having fun and meeting new friends
The Friends ‘N Fun program is designed to create a social atmosphere in which all participants can succeed. Each participant with special needs is paired with a trained volunteer for specialized, guided social interaction. Through our various styles of programming and events, participants and volunteers build relationships through shared experiences and create a supportive and special bond. Everyone learns from each other and has fun.