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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. 

FC Health and Safety Update as of September 17, 2021

We continue to monitor our health and safety measures based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), other government organizations, and our health and safety task force. In line with these health and safety measures, and based on rising cases of COVID-19 locally, we are providing the following guidance regarding the use of face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19. All staff, program staff, visitors, and members are asked to wear a face covering when attending indoor AND outdoor activities sponsored by The Friendship Circle regardless of vaccination status, effective Sunday, September 19, 2021. All are asked to maintain six feet of physical distance from others wherever possible. This masking guidance is an effort to safeguard our members and community particularly during events where six feet of physical distance is difficult to maintain. At this time, we are not asking for proof of vaccination and signage will be placed on the front and back doors as a reminder. Please contact Rivkee Rudolph at [email protected] with any questions or concerns. We will continue to monitor and evaluate current guidance and recommendations and provide updates as needed via email and on our website. On behalf of the staff, we look forward to seeing you soon and thank you for your continued support of The Friendship Circle and for making this community a safe and positive place for us all.
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