Our Mission

The Friendship Circle of South Jerusalem is a non-profit organization working to provide children with special needs the friendship and inclusion they deserve.

We offer a warm, supportive community that enriches all those who participate. As the families receive assistance, the volunteers feel empowered and learn the priceless value of giving.

Child & Family Services

  • Weekly home visits, which include hours of friendship and fun, forging bonds that last a lifetime

  • Holiday parties, which foster a sense of excitement and inclusion in annual festivities

  • Therapeutic group activities, including music, art, and sports

Volunteer Services

  • Specialized training ensuring that volunteers will have skills and confidence to provide support and friendship to children with special needs

  • Exclusive events where volunteers share their experiences and receive appreciation

More About Us

We bring together teenage volunteers and children with special needs for hours of fun and friendship. These shared experiences empower the children, while enriching the lives of everyone involved.

Our special friends blossom and gain the confidence they need to make the most of their abilities and talents.

Their teen volunteers learn the priceless value of giving, the curative power of friendship, and the vital importance of integrating children with special needs into our communities.

Their parents and siblings receive much-needed respite and support from the Friendship Circle community, and all those who assist us.

The Friendship Circle links volunteers, children, parents, staff, and supporters in a seamless circle of friendship that makes miracles happen every day.

CONTACT US at jerusalemfco@gmail.com/058 756 4496

* If you have a child with special needs

* If you would like to volunteer as a friendship buddie (teenagers and adults are eligible)

* If you are a professional who can help train our volunteers 

* If you would like to donate your time or financial assistance

Together we can make a difference!

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Team Friendship Circle in the Jerusalem Marathon !