The Friendship Circle Knows the Difference a Friend Can Make

In 1994, husband-wife duo Bassie and Levi Shemtov declared that they would dedicate their lives to social outreach, with a mission to serve people who experienced a sense of loneliness and isolation.

Fast forward to 2015 and that declaration has manifested into the Friendship Circle, a nonprofit organization co-founded by the Shemtovs whose goal is to provide individuals with special needs support, friendship and inclusion through social, educational and recreational programming.

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