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Mission Statement

Connection of Friends has been created to enrich the lives of teenagers and adults with special needs with an emphasis on social, life skill, volunteer and fitness activities. Our primary purpose is for participants to engage in meaningful ways within the community and create lasting relationships.

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Connection of Friends is a community-based program that provides a place for teens, age 16 and older, and adults with special needs to gather socially with an emphasis on life skill, volunteer and fitness activities on a daily basis and Saturday evenings. Our primary purpose is for participants to engage in meaningful ways within the community and create lasting relationships.

COF operates Monday through Thursday with varied options of Noon-6:00 pm or Noon-3:00 pm or 3-6:00 pm. Fridays we are open from 9 am-3:00 pm. Our Saturday Night Socials are held from 6-9:00 p.m. Participants sign-up for 13-week sessions and select the specific days and time options. Connection of Friends is only closed on traditional holidays.

Week-day programming includes the planning and preparing of a daily meal; volunteering at a food pantry and nursing home; volunteering for SCARE (School & Community Assistance for Recycling Composting Education); music; art; gardening; fitness/yoga/nutrition; product creation and community lunch. Dinner & Dancing with Friends is offered on Mondays each session.

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http://www.connectionoffriends.org

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