Jewish Phoenix is home to a number of organizations that provide disability resources and programs to families and adults in the local Jewish community. From support in inclusion assistance in the classroom to residential support and social programs, these organizations are there to help.

The Friendship Circle
The Friendship Circle provides assistance and support to the families of children with special needs. In addition to helping those in need, the Friendship Circle empowers and enriches its network of volunteers, the majority of whom are teenagers, by enabling them to reap the vast rewards of giving of themselves. Founded in 2005 by Chabad of Arizona, the Friendship Circle is committed to serving all members of the community regardless of religious affiliation. Through a wide range of services, projects and facilities, the Friendship Circle is able to touch the lives of many people each year. Visit for more information.

Gesher Disability Resources
Gesher Disability Resources serves children and adults affected by a disability through inclusion assistance in the classroom, resource referral, residential support and social groups. Founded in 1985 as the Council For Jews With Special Needs, more than 3000 community members benefit from the agency’s events and services each year. Gesher supports individuals with special needs and their families in the Jewish community to lead fuller lives. Visit for more information.

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