Friends Life Community, founded in 2008 by a community advocate and four families with adult children with developmental disabilities, began as an afternoon program in the basement of Hillsboro Presbyterian Church. As Friends Life grew, these founding families continued to be a strong foundation for the organization. In its first three years, the day program expanded from the four founding members to 40 participants. In February 2011, Friends Life Community was licensed as a day habilitation program and moved into its new home at 4414 Granny White Pike, where it resides today.
To create an opportunity for teenagers and adults with disabilities to develop socially, grow personally, and enjoy community as they experience life together.
As a certified 501(c)3, Friends Life Community empowers each participant to live as independently as possible as they age out of high school and other traditional support programs. Through continuing education and job training, we provide our Friends with every opportunity to achieve their full potential and discover their place within the community and the world.