Chapel Haven Best Buddies Sign-Ups Underway
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Chapel Haven Best Buddies Sign-Ups Underway

best_buddies_logoChapel Haven will be holding Best Buddies sign-ups beginning Monday August 1-Friday, August 12.

Community Members please see Mike V or call him at ext 129 if you would like to sign up.  REACH students should speak with their coordinating teachers if they would like to sign up.

Best Buddies is an international nonprofit organization that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Chapel Haven has the largest chapter in the state and the sixth largest in the country. “It gives the students an opportunity to meet friends outside Chapel Haven,” said Michael Verzella, Supervisor of Recreation and Operations. “It expands their social opportunities.” As in any friendship the pairs choose what they want to do — it may be a movie, dinner, play, sporting event or a hike, They also have the opportunity to get together every Wednesday evening for an organized event at Chapel Haven. The friends are matched through mutual interests. “It really opens your eyes about capabilities — you can’t put a price tag on it,” Michael said.

For more information, contact Mike at (203) 397-1714, ext. 129 or


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This has been a special needs program update from Chapel Haven. You may also click here to read the original article on the main program website.