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Friends at Home

Friends at Home

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Friends at Home

Friends At Home  is a highly inclusive program that builds meaningful and ongoing relationships between Jewish children and teens who live with and without disability.  It provides friendship and socialization that is often a significant challenge for children living with disability.

Weekly, pairs of volunteers spend time with their friend.   Together, the trio plays games, sports,  crafts, reads books, has conversation and enjoy being with one another.  The volunteers are specially trained in inclusion  and in the interests and challenges of their friend with special needs in particular.  The consistency of the weekly visits, the training, and the flexibility that the friends have in scheduling their visits and selecting their own fun activities result in strong bonds of connection and friendship that would not otherwise emerge naturally in the community.
 
With so many opportunities to experience the joy of friendship, it is no wonder that children living with and without disability look forward to the weekly knock on the door that starts each Friends at Home visit!

Start Date: Sunday, Elul 8 /September 11

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