Friendship Circle Philadelphia Region North

Friendship Circle Philadelphia Region North
25 N. State St. Newtown, PA

Contact: Mrs. Miriam Shemtov, Executive Director 215 497-1003

The Friendship Circle South reaches out and extends a helping hand to families who have children with special needs and involves them in a full range of social experiences. The Circles’ unique formula introduces teenage volunteers to the children and through shared experiences both are enriched. Volunteers become friends to a child with special needs, thereby, giving them the opportunity to have what every child needs- friends, role models and love.

Simply put, The Friendship Circle lets children and teens with special needs enjoy many of the social and recreational opportunities afforded to the community at large. We also provide a way for teenagers to offer respite and friendship to children and their families.

Teen Volunteer opportunity: For B’nai Mitzvah, there is a 6 week program at the Glazier Jewish Center in Newtown. The program includes training sessions and hands on experiences through interacting with the special children from our community.  This is a fantastic opportunity for a high school student searching for a meaningful community service project.