Friendship Circle of VA

Building an Inclusive Community One Friendship At a Time

aka Friendship Circle of Virginia   |   Richmond, VA   |  www.friendshipcircleva.org

Mission

Friendship Circle of Virginia (FCVA) is a non-profit organization that aims to create an inclusive community through facilitating friendship and social opportunities for people with and without disabilities by helping to create meaningful social experiences at home and throughout the community. Friendship Circle of Virginia aims to create an inclusive environment where every person is valued as an integral member of our community that celebrates our differences and our similarities. Vision: Building an Inclusive Community one Friendship at a Time

Ruling year info

2017

Executive Director

Dr. Sarah Kranz-Ciment

Main address

212 N. Gaskins Road

Richmond, VA 23238 USA

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EIN

81-5132419

NTEE code info

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Inclusion for people with disabilities throughout the community is a challenge. People without disabilities are often unsure how to interact with or support someone with a disability and community events are often not inclusive by design. Children and young adults with disabilities often find true friendships hard to make and a challenge to find inclusive opportunities to participate in throughout the community.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

[email protected]

Children with disabilities are matched with Teen Friends in the community without disabilities for weekly visits throughout the school year in the child's home to encourage friendship and acceptance.

Population(s) Served

Monthly events throughout the community bringing all our members with disabilities, siblings and Teen Friends together to celebrate birthdays in that month, as often children with disabilities do not get the chance to celebrate birthdays with friends.

Population(s) Served

Events and Programs that encourage awareness and inclusion throughout the community.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Friendship Circle builds an inclusive community one friendship at a time. We do this by creating inclusive social experiences in the home and throughout the community where children and youth with disabilities and Teen Friends without disabilities interact and meet each other in a fun and carefree environment.
1) [email protected] - [email protected] is our core program that matches 2 Teen Friends with a child with a disability for weekly visits in the child's home throughout the school year for consistent friendship.
2) Birthday Circle - Birthday Circle is our monthly event program that promotes inclusion in the community by bringing all our friends with disabilities and Teens without disabilities together (with all siblings) at different venues throughout the community where birthdays in that month are celebrated with friends. All our events are free for all who attend.
3) Community Engagement Events - We create events throughout the community to encourage inclusion to the general community not involved in our organization.

Financials

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Operations

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Friendship Circle of VA

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Nathan Zasler

Concussion Care Center of VA

Term: 2019 - 2021