Best Buddies matches individuals with intellectual disabilities in one-to-one friendships with their non-disabled peers.

Application Information:

Contact bestbuddies@pbha.org to learn how to join the program.

Student Director Contact Information:

Rachel Clemens, Kimberly Dy & Gaia Linfield

bestbuddies@pbha.org

Staff Contact Information:

Nicole Young

nicole@pbha.org

617-496-9129

PBHA’s Best Buddies program is a chapter of Best Buddies, an organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Best Buddies provides the necessary tools for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to become more independent and more included in the community.

Best Buddies matches individuals with intellectual disabilities in one-to-one friendships with their non-disabled peers. Students who become Peer Buddies are expected to contact their Buddy weekly and participate in two activities per month. Many buddy pairs go on to be lifelong friends – and there are many fun group activities and outings for the entire chapter throughout the year.