Forming the Circle

It takes every member of your family to form the circle that completes our Jewish community including your child with special needs. Friendship Circle exists to meet the needs of your child in a wonderful, unique way. Through FC programs, trained teenage volunteers become a friend and mentor to your son or daughter offering them the benefits of friends, play dates and activities that every child enjoys.

Through our Friends @ Home program, your child has the weekly joy of a regular play date, a pair of friends who come to your home just for him or her. While your child is happily learning and being entertained, you will enjoy a regular respite.

Torah Circle is a respite program held on Sunday mornings during the school year. It enables you to leave your child in the hands of qualified professionals and loving volunteers. Your child, one-on-one with a teen friend, will enjoy music, art, storytime, and sports, while you enjoy some free time.

Our Holiday Programs will give your child the opportunity to create memorable holiday experiences shared together with siblings and parents. And of course our volunteers will be there to give your child personal love and attention.

Friendship Circle is here to help you and your child. Our dedicated staff works with the volunteers to be an asset to you and your family. The training that the teens receive encourages them to create an everlasting friendship with your child.

We invite your child to join Friendship Circle and become a part of the family.

Please contact Toba Grossbaum at (973) 251-0200 or E-mail: [email protected].