With your help we are able to create programs that give children with special needs the opportunity to develop friendship and learn important skills.

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Volunteer at Friendship Circle and make a difference in the life of a child with special needs, create an inclusive community and improve yourself!

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Friendship Circle of Michigan is a non profit organization on a mission to provide every child with special needs the support, friendship and inclusion they deserve.

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Donor Profile: Philip Elkus

A Gym of Memories: The Legacy of the Elkus Family

On a consistent basis, the Florene Elkus & Edward Elkus Memorial Gym is filled with boisterous laughter, the…

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Be Legendary

Be Legendary! Join the 2015 Miami Marathon and Raise Money for Individuals With Special Needs

Be Legendary! Join Team Friendship at the 2015 Miami Marathon from January 23rd to 25th and raise money for Friendship Circle

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Donate and give the gift of friendship to a child with special needs.



After School Programs

A child with special needs is paired with a teen volunteer. Together they participate in 1 of 40 weekly and seasonal programs.

Lessons For Life

Over 2,500 students from across south east Michigan learn crucial life skills in a real, working village.


A new division of Friendship Circle will bring crucial job skills to young adults.

Online Resources

Special Needs Blog

The Special Needs Resource blog has over 1,000 articles on special needs parenting, products, special education and much more.

Special Needs Apps

The App Directory provides a listing of over 300 special needs apps complete with reviews, images and screenshots.

Special Needs Ebooks

The ebook section provides in-depth resources on essential special needs topics.

Other Services

Friendship House

The Daniel B. Sobel Friendship House provides support and guidance to individuals and families struggling with isolation and other life crises, such as addiction.

Great Bike Giveaway

The Great Bike Giveaway is a contest designed to give away as many adaptive bikes as possible to children with special needs.

FC International

Learn more about the other 85 Friendship Circle locations around the world.

Friendship Circle
6892 West Maple Road West Bloomfield,
MI 48322 248-788-7878
Affiliated with Lubavitch Foundation of Michigan
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