Highland Friendship Club was founded in 2002 by two St. Paul parents who were disappointed by the lack of available social opportunities for their teenage sons with developmental and intellectual disabilities. With no money other than pocket change, the parents looked to the surrounding community for in-kind resources and interesting activities that would appeal to their sons and a few of their friends. In the blink of an eye the teens formed friendships; began looking forward to their time together; and desired more frequent contact with each other. Word spread among parents in search of programs that would enrich their child’s life, and our modest organization grew.
Today, the age range of HFC members is growing as we continue to add community experiences and a range of activities in response to the changing interests of nearly 400 members! Programs are offered daily - oftentimes multiple times per day - 6 days a week.