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Exclusion is disabling not the disability itself.”

—Tiffany Yu , founder of Diversability

Our mission, at Friendship Circle of Pittsburgh, of community inclusion, is rooted in two simple truths. 

Every human needs genuine social connections and pathways to share of themselves in meaningful roles/activities.

Disability is a social value judgment regarding who will be excluded based on preconceptions and stereotypes about the worth of others.

Communities have throughout history always made arbitrary judgments about the worth of others and these are self-perpetuating due to lack of contact.  Community inclusion requires deliberate and sustained efforts to break this vicious cycle.

This website space is devoted to Community Inclusion. Visitors to the page will find news about FC Pittsburgh activities as well as sources of inspiration and resources that will help us build more inclusive communities. 

FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE PROGRAMMING UPDATE

The Friendship Circle’s hybrid programming model, developed to address the challenges of the pandemic, includes a variety of virtual activities, as well as safely distanced in-person events and shared experiences:

  • Drive-in events in our parking lot & the park
  • A range of online clubs with to-go activity kits
  • Evening hangouts for moms to unwind online
  • Birthday deliveries to our members at home
  • Get-together opportunities for young adults
  • Pen pals program to connect via letter writing
  • Sharing books via a community “Story Stroll”
  • Virtual learning & leadership trainings
  • Teen engagement & behavioral health support
  • And more!
Programming Update

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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