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 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 wanted to share it with others. Word spread to other parents in search of programs to enrich their child’s life.
Membership and programming expanded. Currently HFC offers approximately 30 classes, events, outings each week to roughly 200 members!
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