Best Buddies

We are excited to have our own Best Buddies Chapter at the JCC as part of our Kehillah programs for teens.  Best Buddies is a non-profit global organization that creates opportunities for one to one friendships for people with social, intellectual or developmental disabilities.  By joining with Best Buddies to expand our program we are able to accept teens from all Western MA school districts.  This program helps break the invisible line that too often separates those with disabilities from those without.

We still have openings for high school age participants.  If you have a family member or friend who would benefit from making friendships, attending fun monthly events and more, please fill out an intake form (see below) and send it back  by email, or fax to 739-4747, or drop it off at the JCC at 1160 Dickinson Street, Springfield for Kerry Hussey.




Sunday, November 12th, 12-1:30pm at the JCC in the Playscape! This is our MATCH PARTY! Make sure to put this event on your calendar, as peers and buddies are introduced as pairs! We will be doing a craft, making photo frames, so that pairs can have a homemade photo frame for a photo of peer/buddy matches! How fun!

Best Buddies!

 Questions? Please contact Kerry at

Best Buddies Programs – Important Forms:

Best Buddies_Intake_Form

Best_Buddies_Contact_Information Form