What is the Circle of Friends?
Circle of Friends was originally created for teens and young adults with special needs to have the opportunity to dance, socialize, have fun and meet new friends in a safe and non-threatening environment. We have been organizing and coordinating special events since 2005.
People ask, “What is the age group”? Well, the original concept has changed over the years. We found out that the teens and young adults who came to the first dance, continued to come year after year and continue to come to this day. So, we decided to welcome teens and anyone who loves music and socializing. Currently our youngest teen is Tyler who is age 15 and our youngest at heart is Terri at age 65 who comes in her wheelchair.
We are currently sponsoring two dances in the Pittsburgh area on a monthly basis. The first dance is on the third Friday of the month at the Hunting Ridge Meeting House in the south hills. Our second dance is on the fourth Friday at the Lebanon Presbyterian Church in West Mifflin. Both dances start at 7:30 pm and end at 10:00 pm. The admission fee is $10.00 and includes entrance, pop, water and snacks. On your first visit to one of our dances you will be asked to fill out a registration card with basic information in case we need to get in touch with you.
Circle of Friends Expectations
Circle of Friends expects all members to be on their best behavior at all times. We will not tolerate unacceptable behavior and at our discretion a member may immediately be asked to leave an event. Depending on the severity of the behavior, a member may lose the opportunity to participate in future events or activities. Parents, guardians and caregivers are to follow the same expectations as defined for members and the same consequences will apply.