Farber Soul Center offers adults with special needs chance to excel in art, cafe jobs

You create a special space for children with special needs: the Friendship Circle. It’s a great success, but what do you offer those children when they grow up? “You know, for several years we had our lovely families, that are like family to us, calling and saying, ‘What are you doing with our kids? They’re sitting at home eating, playing video games. It’s not OK. My kid is getting depressed…’” said Bassie Shemtov, director of Friendship Circle. That’s the challenge that led Shemtov and her husband to develop another very special place, this one for adults with special needs.

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Soul Center Fiber Arts Studio Receives Generous Donation

Opportunity Knocks Carolyn Sklarchyk has been weaving for over thirty-five years. Her son, Sam, age 24, was diagnosed…

Breaking The Stigma: Friendship Circle to begin Teen Mental Health Program

Friendship Circle is excited to announce that the Jewish Fund has awarded a  $6,000 grant to the Friendship…

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Dresner Foundation Awards Grant Towards Friendship Circle’s Pilot Lessons For Life 2.0 Program

West Bloomfield, Michigan – [1/31/16] – The Dresner Foundation has awarded its support to Friendship Circle’s Lessons For…

Friendship Circle Opening Cafe and Art Studio for Vocational Opportunities

Since 1994 Friendship Circle has been dedicated to providing exciting new programs to children with special needs and…

Friendship Circle Resource Blog Continues to Grow

The Friendship Circle Blog has become the most popular resource in the United States (and sometimes in the…

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Friendship Circle Partners with I9 Sports for Inclusion Sports League

  For the 2014 Winter Session of Inclusions Sports, Friendship Circle is making exciting changes to our format. We…