Friends at Home

This program endeavors to match special needs children with teenage mentors. On a weekly basis these volunteers will visit the homes of challenged youngsters and establish a friendship bond and interaction, with activities of crafts, computer games, sports or music.

The Sunday Circle

The Sunday Circle is a drop off program for children with special needs. It gives the parents a chance to enjoy a much needed respite. It is held monthly from September through May and programs include art projects, presentations, outings, fun activities and sports games.

Holiday Programs

The Friendship Circle Holiday Programs allow the entire family to celebrate together in a comfortable setting. Volunteers are on hand to ensure that the event meets the particular needs of the children. Innovative activities bring the warm and joyous feelings of the holidays to the children and their families. Particular events can be run in conjunction with Sunday Circle or on their own during the Holiday itself.

Shabbat Dinners

A traditional Friday night Shabbat meal for the whole family. Five times a year, we get together for a short service, Shabbat traditions, homemade food and enjoyable atmosphere. The relaxed setting is a wonderful chance for families, volunteers and visitors to shmooze and get to know each other.

Loaves of Love

Each Tuesday evening prior to the Shabbat dinner, come and connect with existing and new special friends and volunteers to bake delicious challah for Shabbat.

Bowling Buddies

Monthly. Held on the first or second Sunday of the month at Palace Lanes. Who doesn’t like to bowl on a Sundayafternoon? that’s right – no one. And that’s why we do it – for the smiles and good times enjoyed by the bowlers and spectators alike. Bowling buddies gives the opportunity to newcomers, both volunteers and families alike, to get to know what FC is about, in a relaxed setting.

FCYA - Friendship Circle Young Adult

The Friendship Circle Young Adult Division is a program for young adults with special needs. Judaic and social programs are arranged every other month, and participants are paired up with young adults from YJP(Young Jewish Professionals) Houston and other young adults from around Houston. The main goal is to help young adults with disabilities to participate in mainstream activities in the Jewish community and form friendships that will last a lifetime.

The Friendship Circle: State Schools

Extending a helping hand to individuals with special needs and involving them in a full range of social and Judaic experiences through the Richmond and Brenham State School as well as The Center in Houston.


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