About Friendship Circle

Friendship Circle of San Diego is a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to providing friendship and support to individuals with disabilities 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

The Friendship Circle of San Diego enriches the lives of individuals with disabilities through social, educational, and vocational experiences while inspiring volunteers to participate in building a stronger and more inclusive community.

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.


FC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit nonsectarian program. Founded and run by local parents of children with disabilities, we have been providing services and programs for the disabilities 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 disabilities. 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.