Our Mission

The Friendship Circle
Mission Statement

The Friendship Circle of Pittsburgh was established in 2006 with the intention of creating a more inclusive community. Our programs engage youth and adults with diverse abilities in a full range of social activities; we aim to enrich the lives of all participants through mutually advantageous interactions, creating lasting friendships that strengthen both the Jewish and greater communities.

 

The Friendship Circle is a community-based program that brings together people of diverse abilities and interests. At Friendship Circle, we believe all people have the same needs.  These needs include friendship, fun, opportunities to grow, the ability to contribute and to belong. Friendship Circle of Pittsburgh is devoted to addressing those needs in an accessible environment that provides any necessary supports to bring out the best in all of us.

 

As a FC Member, when you walk into Friendship Circle Pittsburgh, people are eager to see you and will always welcome you.

You may very well hear laughter from the game room. You may smell what is cooking in the kitchen as friends are prepping for a café night, Shabbat dinner, or a celebration. It is likely that you will see people expressing themselves in different ways while engaged in a full range of fun activities. You will feel a sense of community from people enjoying themselves as they work together to make Friendship Circle Pittsburgh a vibrant place where everyone can be themselves and find friendship, respect and fun.

 

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Recent blog posts

Fan Fiction Blog Review: May 2020-March 2021

Hey all, it’s been almost a year since this blog became active, So let’s take a look back before I write the next attraction. First we had to learn what fanfiction is, As well as some basic terms in the biz. So I wrote a basic summary, and added some dos and don’ts I hope the readers were smart, and… Read More

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The Friendship Circle Spring and Summer Member Survey 2021

Dear FC Members & Families, Please take a few minutes to complete a survey by clicking here. As we look forward to offering opportunities for in-person outdoor activities in the spring and summer, The Friendship Circle would like your input in making these activities as comfortable and meaningful as possible for our members and families. Please note, we will continue… Read More

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Matzah Madness

We can’t wait for our next Family Event, Matzah Madness on Sunday, March 21st, with a variety of options to join your way! Choose to attend the drive-through or virtual events — or both! Just let us know your preference when you sign up below.   *Kit pickups for this event will be Wednesday, March 17th and Thursday, March 18th.… Read More

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