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About Friendship Circle

Friendship Circle of San Diego is a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to providing friendship and support to individuals with special needs and their families by providing recreational, social and educational programming. In addition to helping those in need, the Friendship Circle San Diego enriches its vast network of volunteers by enabling them to reap the rewards of selfless giving.

Our Mission

Friendship Circle creates friendship in the lives of individuals with special needs and those facing isolation while providing an opportunity to become a contributing member of the community. Through our programming, Friendship Circle aims to promote an inclusive community that values all individuals regardless of the challenges they face.

Our Values

Friendship Circle is founded upon the idea that within each person is a soul; and that soul is equal and worthy of boundless love. With this inspiration, the lives of the families we serve are enhanced while the volunteers reap the rewards of selfless giving.

Our Staff

Our staff is devoted to Friendship Circle’s mission of love, friendship and inclusion. With a core 8 dedicated staff members, Friendship Circle has been able to grow and thrive. Meet the Friendship Circle Staff.

Background

FC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit nonsectarian program. Founded and run by local parents of children with special needs, we have been providing services and programs for the special needs community since 2005. With the generous assistance of friends like you, FC is able to provide most of these needed services free of charge to our families with special needs. We currently serve 150 such families with the assistance of our 400 specially-trained teenage and adult volunteers.

The Friendship Circle of San Diego is a local chapter of an international organization. Each chapter is financially independent. Among the advantages of having a network of loosely connected local chapters are: access to an on-line forum, webinars and resource library; workshops; and an annual directors’ conference. We are also able to take advantage of large-scale purchase power by joining with other chapters.