Who We Are

Building an Inclusive Community One Friendship at a Time

Friendship Circle of Virginia (FCVA) is a 501c3 (81-5132419) non-profit organization that aims to create an inclusive community by facilitating friendships and social opportunities for people with and without disabilities to connect through meaningful social experiences at home and throughout the community.  We celebrate the differences and similarities of every person, valuing each of us as an integral part of the community.

Friendship Circle was founded on the Jewish principle that every person has a unique purpose in this world that only they can achieve with their specific abilities and challenges. Our role is to create an inclusive community where each soul can shine and truly belongs.

More About Us:

  • Friendship Circle of Virginia was founded in 2012.

  • We welcome everyone and are inclusive of ability, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, ideology, income, national origin, race or sexual orientation.

  • All of our programs are free!

  • We are incredibly grateful to our generous donors, sponsors, and supporters for making Friendship Circle’s programming possible.

  • FCVA is a project of Chabad of Virginia

Friendship Circle of VA is part of an international organization, where each chapter across the globe operates completely independently yet shares a wealth of shared knowledge and experience. Click here to see our sister chapters.