Dedicated to enhancing communities by creating opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through an innovative and person centered approach.
For individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, FRIENDS will ensure they have a voice in the community, and access to person centered supports that promote independence and choice.
For their families, they will serve as a support and informational network, and work cooperatively to ensure life long supports for their loved ones.
For their community, they will promote acceptance and understanding through education, and enhance our community through opportunities for inclusive living.
Fun, Recreation, Inclusive, Experiences, Networking and Discovering the Spirit.
FRIENDS began in 1998 as a grass-roots parent advocacy network, intended to better the lives of their children with a developmental disability. The early years were focused on providing advocacy, support, information sharing, and referrals. Parents trusted FRIENDS to help them find respite and recreation resources for their children and to navigate Medicaid and school-based assistance programs. As these children entered their teenage years it was clear that there was a need in the Broomfield community for programs to help them transition into adult life.