Program Creates Lasting Friendships
It takes a village to create a warm and welcoming community where every member is valued. Today, we’re asking you to join our village through our Circle of Friends program. Jubilee’s Circle of Friends helps create long-term relationships between the people we support and community members who seek meaningful connections and friendships.
Jubilee’s Circle of Friends is newly invigorated as the pandemic begins to recede, and we are seeking new friends to join this program. Circle of Friends members share that their relationships with the people Jubilee supports are mutually beneficial and transformative.
During the pandemic, Hannah Becker and Elaine Carney met weekly via zoom. Together, they are working on Elaine’s memoir. “I like listening to her stories from her life, and I write them down for her,” shares Hannah. “It’s meaningful to me. I see that I am not alone in the things that I value and experience when we talk. It’s a privilege to learn. There are so many people who have similar experiences and barriers, and we all help each other.”
These past two years, meaningful relationships were forged during a lonely time for all of us through phone calls, games over zoom and socially distanced walks. As we return to a more normal life, Circle of Friends members might share a meal, attend community events together, celebrate birthdays, watch or play sports, or help out with home projects.
Matches may be made based on shared hobbies and interests, existing relationships such as friends of friends, and even geography among neighbors.