Extending a helping hand to families who have children with special needs and involve them in a full range of social and Judaic experiences. The Circle's unique formula introduces teenage volunteers to the children and their families, and through the shared experiences, all are enriched.
Friends @ Home Young mentors
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 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.
The Friendship Circle: Adult Division
Extending a helping hand to adults with special needs and involve them in a full range of social and Judaic experiences. The Adult division services the Richmond and Brenham State School as well as The Center in Houston.
The Golden Circle: Senior Division
The Golden Circle is a unique volunteer program, created to enhance the lives of local seniors. Many of us have parents or family who are seniors, living alone or in senior facilities, that would greatly benefit from an extra visit from someone who isn’t family. Family can not always visit as often as desired, and not always is there someone else to supplement those visits. And that’s where The Golden Circle steps in. The circle matches local volunteers with local seniors for a weekly visit, bringing joy and a sense of caring to many. The Golden Circle also hosts holiday programs in many assisted living centers throughout the Greater Houston area.
Friendship Circle is a Branch of Chabad Outreach of Houston, an Affiliate of Chabad of Texas and Affiliated Partner of the Jewish Family Service Alexander Institute for Jewish Families with Special Needs.