The Friendship Circle of Washington

Mercer Island, WA   |  www.FriendshipCircleWA.org

Mission

Committed to inclusion for all, Friendship Circle of Washington leverages the positive impact of friendship, understanding, and shared experience to transform the lives of children and teens with special needs and typically developing teens. We help create friendships that make a difference today and last a lifetime. We empower children and teens with special needs, helping them develop the skills they need to live as productive and independent adult life as possible. We empower our teen volunteers, helping them develop the confidence, self-esteem, and skills they need to become the leaders of tomorrow. We nurture community, working to ensure that inclusion and diversity are the norm, not the exception and that every individual has the opportunity to participate and succeed.

Ruling year info

2010

Principal Officer

Elazar Bogomilsky

Main address

2737 77th Ave. SE

Mercer Island, WA 98040 USA

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EIN

91-2173196

NTEE code info

Humanities Organizations (A70)

Rehabilitative Medical Services (E50)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Today more then ever, teen and children with special needs suffer isolation and simply do not have friends that they can connect with throughout the week. Also parents don't have moment to breath on their own and receive much needed respite.

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?

Sunday Circle

Children & teens with special needs come together with neurotypical teen volunteers for facilitated therapeutic, recreational activities.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Friendship Circle main goal is to bridge the gap between the special needs and typical world - having each one benefit from each other. this is done through many different custom programs that allow them to integrate and build genuine relationships and friendship.

we have over 200 teen from over 45 different private and public schools that become the buddies to these families.

over 14 ongoing programs to serve the special needs community and bolster volunteerism and bring, inclusion, friendship and support to families in need.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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The Friendship Circle of Washington

Board of directors
as of 03/01/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Elazar Bogomilsky

The Friendship Circle

Term: 2012 - 2016

Esther Bogomilsky

The Friendship Circle

Michael Zhovtis

No Affiliation

Elazar Bogomilsky

The Friendship Circle

Rick Israel

No Affiliation

Ania Stein

No Affiliation

Sari Weiss

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes