Oakland celebrity chefs compete to help children with special needs

Chef Derik Watson has a warm place in his heart — and his stove — for the Friendship Circle. That’s why he, amid a trio of Oakland County culinary professionals, will share his culinary skills to help children with special needs in a Celebrity Chef event.Three local chefs will cook up something special at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, at the Farber Soul Center and Soul Café in West Bloomfield Township. Proceeds will benefit Friendship Circle of Michigan, an organization that provides programs and services to individuals with special needs and their families.

Read more

Therapists Offer Tips for Surviving the (Expanded) Stay-at-Home Order

Local psychotherapists are seeing a lot of patients dealing with increased anxiety. Novel coronavirus. COVID-19. Self-quarantine. Social distancing….

UMatter’s Teen Mental Health Program Continues Online

The stay-at-home order was issued during the spring session, so participants of the Teen Talks have been unable…

Friendship Circle’s Lessons for Life Volunteer Cookie Koblin Shares Her Story

Koblin is a regular face at Friendship Circle, and plans to stay as long as she can. Cookie…

Friendship Circle’s Lessons for Life Offers Real-World Experience in State-of-the-Art-Village

Friendship Circle’s Weinberg Village teaches kids with special needs critical skills in a safe environment. Imagine a place…

Nicole Kahan: How Friendship Circle is Changing Teens’ Lives

Nicole Kahan started out volunteering with the Friends at Home Program in seventh grade, and as a college…

A Friendship That Changes Lives: Amanda & Allie

Friendship Circle brought Allie and her Buddy Amanda together, changing their lives for the better. When Josh and…