Friendship House: Acceptance, Community & Hope

Hundreds of individuals living in isolation from addiction, grief and mental illness find a path forward at the Friendship House.

In the early 1990s, a young man by the name of Daniel Sobel, who was struggling with mental illness and addiction, was introduced to a local rabbi. After searching for help, Daniel’s parents found hope and a lifelong friendship for their son through Rabbi Yitschak Meir Kagan. Daniel would lose his battle with addiction, but his legacy would become the Friendship House, a community support center based in West Bloomfield, the inaugural program of The Friendship Circle.

Probing the Limits

by Rabbi Yaakov Pole How does a person manage to become ‘ahead of their time’? Do they possess…

Friendship Circle Holds Social Distancing Graduation Parade

June 9, 2020 Social distancing parade visits students with special needs to congratulate those graduating elementary, middle, and…

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…