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Friends@Home 
Building friendships can be challenging.  Friends@Home supports building friendships through a unique "at home" platform.  Meeting children and teens with disabilities at their home, there is a sense of comfort and tons of activities that they can enjoy with friends.

Matchmaking 
Through a thoughtful pairing process, we identify teens with similar hobbies and interests.  We guide the initial introduction and first meetings helping to create a bond that pairs can then foster independently. Together, they can play games, make crafts, play sports, read books, and enjoy activities they like.  

Support

We continue to support these friendships with different DIY activities, periodic programs and regular check-ins.  We help families communicate, establish clear plans, and support difficult transitions. 

Impact
 
The impact of this program is apparent when you hear the success stories.  Pairs meeting continually though out school and beyond continue to share how meaningful the experience has been.  Hearing how friends keep in touch over the years validates the authenticity of these friendships. 

 

*Click the picture below for a Social Story about Friends@Home you  can share with your child to help them prepare.*

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Sign Up Form - Click Here

  Use FC Connect to track your visits and share feedback with our staff.
Click Here to create an account or log hours.
  

 

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This program receives funding from JFGP