Circle of Friends Ministry, Inc. is a non-profit Christian organization, which provides enhancement to the lives of children and young adults with physical and/or developmental disabilities in the Polk County, Florida area. We offer social, educational, and cultural activities for individuals with special needs and respite care to caregivers. Our goals are to offer after school programs, job placements and independent Living Homes for our special population.
The organization was built from a mother’s need to have her special child accepted and included within the community. She started Circle of Friends Ministry with a Sunday school class for two special needs children. Working out of her home office for five years, the ministry steadily grew, becoming a non-profit organization in December, 1999. In September 2001, it moved to an office in Lake Wales Care Center where it continued to grow. Circle of Friends Ministry, Inc. then spent a year renovating the historical downtown theatre building on Stuart Avenue in Lake Wales, moving into its new home on December 23, 2003.
Now in its 11th year, the Circle of Friends Ministry, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization governed by an uncompensated, volunteer Board of Directors and relies solely on donations.
Circle of Friends invites you to become a part of our Circle by giving through these various ways:
• Donating in-kind gifts
• In Honor of or In Memory of gifts
No matter what your donation, we would be happy to accept it. Please call our office at 863-679-2507 for more information about the many ways you can help children and young adults with disabilities.
This program is supported by a grant from the Florida's Natural Growers Foundation, Inc. of Lake Wales, Florida.
Special thanks to the following organizations for their support of Circle of Friends Ministry: