Our Programs

Sharing the joy of "Just Hanging Out"

We offer several different types of programs to cater to the needs of our different friends.

Through our Friends@Home program, a Teen Friend will visit your child with special needs at your home on a weekly basis. Your child will be engaged in a variety of activities based on their preferences and interests. Over time, a friendship will develop from the mutual respect and understanding of these new friends.

This relationship benefits each participant in many unique ways. For your child, these visits provide an opportunity to connect with a friend in a social setting. For you, the parents, it is a chance to proudly watch your child develop a friendship. Often, these visits also offer you the possibility of attending to housework, spending time with your other children, or taking a few moments for yourself. For the Teen Friend, these visits are a source of inspiration, motivating them to share their time and talents with others.

Pajama Walk

Pajama Walk

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A chance to bowl with confidence! Our Bowling League enables friends of all ability levels to participate in a fun social activity and be successful! Each Special Friend is paired with a Teen Friend and joins one of our Bowling League teams. At the conclusion of the series each participant is presented with an award and the winning team is acknowledged.
Where? Carolina Lanes ~ 11210 Brigman Rd. Matthews, NC 28105

When? Select Sundays 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Who? All age friends

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Passover Seder

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Join other families and celebrate Chanukah among friends who get it!
Where? Friendship Circle ~ 6619 Sardis Rd. Charlotte, NC 28270

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Who? Families of all age friends

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Purim Party

Purim Party

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Join other families and celebrate Chanukah among friends who get it!
Where? Friendship Circle ~ 6619 Sardis Rd. Charlotte, NC 28270

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Who? Families of all age friends

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Friends On The Town

Friends On The Town

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A chance to bowl with confidence! Our Bowling League enables friends of all ability levels to participate in a fun social activity and be successful! Each Special Friend is paired with a Teen Friend and joins one of our Bowling League teams. At the conclusion of the series each participant is presented with an award and the winning team is acknowledged.
Where? Carolina Lanes ~ 11210 Brigman Rd. Matthews, NC 28105

When? Select Sundays 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Who? All age friends

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Chanukah Party

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Join other families and celebrate Chanukah among friends who get it!
Where? Friendship Circle ~ 6619 Sardis Rd. Charlotte, NC 28270

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Who? Families of all age friends

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Young Adult Circle

Young Adult Circle

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A chance for our Young Adult Friends to get to hang out with friends their age and enjoy a peer social environment.
Where? Various Sites around Charlotte

When? 5:00 – 7:00pm on the first Thursday of every month

Who? Friends 16+

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Team Friendship Miami Marathon

Team Friendship Miami Marathon

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Whether you struggle to keep up with your dog or you consider yourself a runner, you CAN represent FC Charlotte in the 2018 Miami Marathon with Team Friendship. You may choose to run or walk, and it may be the Full Marathon (26.2 miles) or Half Marathon (13.1 miles) route, but you are guaranteed to make our community friendlier and more inclusive for individuals with special needs. This will definitely be the most impactful weekend of your year! Take on the challenge.
Where? Marriott Miami Biscayne Bay ~ Miami, FL

When? January 26-28, 2018

Who? Anyone who wants to support Friendship Circle!

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Summer Camp

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Summer Camp

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Life Skills

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Practicing important skills while having fun!
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Life Skills

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Practicing important skills while having fun!
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Holiday Events

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Join other families and celebrate among friends!
Where? Friendship Circle ~ 6619 Sardis Rd. Charlotte, NC 28270

When? Sukkot, Chanukah, Purim, Passover

Who? All age friends and their families

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Holiday Events

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Join other families and celebrate among friends!
Where? Friendship Circle ~ 6619 Sardis Rd. Charlotte, NC 28270

When? Sukkot, Chanukah, Purim, Passover

Who? All age friends and their families

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Winter Camp

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A break from school should be fun, not boring!
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Winter Camp

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A break from school should be fun, not boring!
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Cooking Circle

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A chance to bowl with confidence! Our Bowling League enables friends of all ability levels to participate in a fun social activity and be successful! Each Special Friend is paired with a Teen Friend and joins one of our Bowling League teams. At the conclusion of the series each participant is presented with an award and the winning team is acknowledged.
Where? Friendship Circle ~ 6619 Sardis Rd. Charlotte, NC 28270

When? Select Sundays 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Who? All age friends

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Cooking Circle

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A chance to bowl with confidence! Our Bowling League enables friends of all ability levels to participate in a fun social activity and be successful! Each Special Friend is paired with a Teen Friend and joins one of our Bowling League teams. At the conclusion of the series each participant is presented with an award and the winning team is acknowledged.
Where? Friendship Circle ~ 6619 Sardis Rd. Charlotte, NC 28270

When? Select Sundays 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Who? All age friends

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Bowling League

Bowling League

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A chance to bowl with confidence! Our Bowling League enables friends of all ability levels to participate in a fun social activity and be successful! Each Special Friend is paired with a Teen Friend and joins one of our Bowling League teams. At the conclusion of the series each participant is presented with an award and the winning team is acknowledged.
Where? Carolina Lanes ~ 11210 Brigman Rd. Matthews, NC 28105

When? Select Sundays 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Who? All age friends

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Bowling League

Bowling League

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A chance to bowl with confidence! Our Bowling League enables friends of all ability levels to participate in a fun social activity and be successful! Each Special Friend is paired with a Teen Friend and joins one of our Bowling League teams. At the conclusion of the series each participant is presented with an award and the winning team is acknowledged.
Where? Carolina Lanes ~ 11210 Brigman Rd. Matthews, NC 28105

When? Select Sundays 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Who? All age friends

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Friends@Home

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Children with special needs have many people in their lives – parents, sometimes siblings, teachers, therapists and doctors. Our Friends@Home program offers the one thing they’re often missing: Friends! We introduce them to a local Jewish teen who comes over for 1 hour each week just to play and hang out! These visits become the highlight of the week for everyone!
Where? At the Special Friend’s home.

When? Mondays-Thursdays for 1 hr./week at a mutually convenient time.

Who? All age friends

*A parent must be home throughout the entire F@H visit.

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Friends@Home

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Children with special needs have many people in their lives – parents, sometimes siblings, teachers, therapists and doctors. Our Friends@Home program offers the one thing they’re often missing: Friends! We introduce them to a local Jewish teen who comes over for 1 hour each week just to play and hang out! These visits become the highlight of the week for everyone!
Where? At the Special Friend’s home.

When? Mondays-Thursdays for 1 hr./week at a mutually convenient time.

Who? All age friends

*A parent must be home throughout the entire F@H visit.

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