– Profile compiled by Sydney Noymer, Emerging Jewish Leaders intern
On Friend 2 Friend Friday, we introduce you to one participant waiting to be matched in our programs for adults with disabilities! Does this interest you? A friend? Someone you know? Let us know!
Kristin, who is 24-years-old, lives in Brockton with her mother, who – herself – has been matched for many years in Friend 2 Friend. By day, Kristin has a job sorting recycled clothing, and she’s active in her church. Still, she notes, a developmental disorder has made it challenging for her to spark meaningful friendships. She’s hopeful that, much like her mom – and with our help – she’ll make a great new Friend.
Kristin describes herself as “bubbly, fun and a little shy at first,” but those who’ve encountered her say it doesn’t take long before she’s extra chatty.
Kristin’s ideal Friend: Someone with whom she can go shopping, get manis/pedis and do “other girly stuff.”
Do you want to be Kristin’s Friend? Apply now volunteer!