Founded in 1999, Friendship Club began with 8 members who gathered to play games, make crafts, prepare a meal together and simply have fun. The Clubs met in church halls and other available meeting space in Braintree, Quincy, Norwell, Duxbury, Scituate and Holbrook until Friendship Home officially opened in 2010. Since that time “Club” has evolved to include more than 130 members, ages 12 and older, who socialize, dine, create artwork, dance, sing and and just have fun! Some Clubs are also tailored to special interests such as Gourmet Cooking and Guys and Girls Night Outs.
Although Friendship Club has evolved over time, its emphasis is still the same: to provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities to meet people and build friendships. We provide Club members with opportunities to fully enjoy the community and we recognize their gifts and talents. Our current array of offerings may be found by clicking on our Friendship Club description and Calendar Page.
All meetings are held at Friendship Home, with the exception of one Club that still meets at its original location at The Moorings in Quincy. Staff members and volunteers encourage Club members to try new things while they build upon social and life skills and focus on creating and nurturing friendships.
Friendship Club serves people with varying abilities. To join a Club, a new member must complete an intake process with a staff member. The staff member will meet with the individual and his/her family member to determine his/her interests and whether Friendship Home can offer the proper support for participation in the activities. For more information, please contact Gina Froio at 781-659-8202, ext. 20.