FRIENDS FOREVER PROVIDES AMPLE OPPORTUNITY TO ESTABLISH FRIENDSHIPS AND A NETWORK OF SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES
Friends Forever Colorado provides support for regular, sustainable social relationships for intellectually and developmentally disabled adults, particularly in transitioning out of High School through adulthood.Friends Forever Colorado, a Christian-based organization open to all, recognizes the challenges adults with intellectual & developmental disabilities face in forming lasting friendships and the powerful impact social relationships have on their health and psychosocial well-being. By fostering a community of support through weekly social gatherings, field trips, and seasonal camps at no- or low-cost to families, Friends Forever provides ample opportunity to establish friendships and a network of support for these families. Established in Colorado in 2016, Friends Forever Colorado is an outgrowth of Young Life Capernaum, a Christian organization providing High School age students with intellectual and developmental disabilities an opportunity to establish fulfilling relationships through regular gatherings. Recognizing that developmentally, this group of individuals needs ongoing support and structure for maintaining friendships well beyond the High School experience, Friends Forever was established. Currently, we have 50 intellectually and developmentally disabled adults participating in our activities with an ability to expand to 75.Friends Forever Colorado is an organization led by volunteers with an annual budget and fundraising goals designed to support weekly gatherings, monthly field trips and two camps a year at minimal cost to the families. All funds raised are directed to supporting these activities with full transparency.Friends Forever Colorado…fostering lifetime friendships with uniquely abled adults.