Inclusion is Always the Answer

We are facilitating change in Lane County for youth with complex needs.

Every person has value.

About Us

Our Mission

Circle of Friends was founded on one simple concept: youth with severe impairments and challenges are just like anyone else – they deserve opportunities. Through resources, support, training, and a community built on compassion, we’re here to break the cycle of isolation for these individuals and the people who love them.

How You Can Help


Giving has never been more convenient. And did you know that thanks to the CARES Act, there are even more incentives to give to nonprofits in 2020?


Sure, we’re in a pandemic, but we can always use some helping hands and hearts. If you have time and love to spare, give us a shout.

Join Us

Our community is growing and we want you to be part of it. Whether you have a child with complex needs or are an ally to the disability community, our arms are open.


What People Say

Through their creativity and hearts for service, the CoF team has brought inclusion, friendship, community, and what seems to be an unlimited amount of energy to families across all walks of life. However, it is one particular attribute of this organization that we are eternally grateful for – and that is their ability to see our daughter for exactly who she is: the beautiful, unique, adventurous child who deserves the opportunity to grow, learn, and develop meaningful relationships.

Marcus and Chenoah Konyn

You may not ever know just how much joy and happy you’ve brought to this family. THANK YOU!

Angie Tate