Useful Links

Hebrew Free Loan – San Diego

Hebrew Free Loan of San Diego (HFLSD) fosters financial stability and opportunity among the Jewish Community of San Diego County by providing access to affordable interest-free loans with compassion, kindness, and confidentiality. Funded through sponsorships, donations and tributes, HFLSD loans make an immediate difference in the lives of our borrowers, enabling them to invest in their education, family development, start a business, meet emergency expenses, and much more.

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Exceptional Parent Magazine

Founded in 1971, provides practical advice, emotional support and the most up-to-date educational information for families of children and adults with disabilities and special healthcare needs.


Special Needs Resource Foundation of San Diego

Helps parents and advocates in the special needs community overcome challenges of the family’s journey by bringing together people, information and resources.


Jewish Family Services

Self-sufficiency services include counseling, case management, financial services/workforce development, food security, breast cancer management, housing and homeless services, refugee resettlement and immigration, and positive parenting program.


Special Needs Alliance – Articles

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Bankrate – “Guide to Life Insurance for Parents of Children with Disabilities”

The Friendship Circle of San Diego does not endorse Bankrate and we advise all parents check with multiple reputable companies.


Is a Therapy Dog Right for Your Child with Autism?

Tips on anyone considering a therapy dog for their child with autism


How Nurses Can Support Children with Autism During Medical Visits?

Nurses and other healthcare professionals can take steps to support children with autism and build relationships with parents to make medical visits less stressful for everyone involved.


O’Farrell Family Support Services

Serves all students and families in Southeastern San Diego. Located on the campus of O’Farrell Charter School, Family Support Services (FSS) is a collaborative effort between SAY San Diego and O’Farrell Charter School to provide support which enhances the social, emotional, and economic needs of neighborhood and school students and their families.


Jewish Kids Club

Videos, games, stories, music, and much more!