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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Job Training, Nerve, Muscle & Bone Diseases, Vocational Rehabilitation

Mission: Stand among friends is an organization formed for charitable purposes to provide direct services and promote research, education, and advocacy to people with disabilities.

Geographic areas served: South Florida

Programs: Provided 465 vocational and situational assessments and evaluations for youth, young adults and adults with disabilities.

successfully provided assistive technology services and training to 54 people with disabilities

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



Rating: 5

I have known about or advised SAF for several years. In my opinion, management, operations, leadership and mission execution has been focused and impactful. As a former non-profit Executive Director experienced in board development, fundraising, marketing, and mission operation, I know from experience how the these key areas must work in order to be efficient and effective. SAF has impressed me consistently with their focus, their social-entrepreneurial advocacy, their ethical commitment to mission, and most importantly....their desire to create a new paradigm of service that does not require an endless flow of donations to sustain its operation. I applaud them in their efforts and for their persistence in this critical area of public need.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

Stand Among Friends (SAF) is an excellent non profit organization. It has helped me to overcome the challenges that a legally blind individual has to face when they have a dream of working in the graphic design industry. SAF has enabled me to live my dreams!



Rating: 5

it was rewarding knowing that i was doing something to help a good cause. i felt that it was well organized & certainly appreciated the help from the country clu



Rating: 5

I have had nothing buta positive experience with Stand Among Friends. These are extremely dedicated people led by Shawn and Lisa Friedkin whose focus is to provide those with any neurological disorder with help,at no charge to lead a happy and productive life.


Board Member

Rating: 5

Stand Among Friends is such an amazing organization with wonderfully dedicated staff and volunteers. We are focused on helping all people with disabilities to become as independent as possible. We do this by helping others to find and maintain employment, through our Disability Center at FAU, and our assistive technology center. We understand that when people can earn an income, they gain back much of the independence that they lose as a result of living with their disability. All people deserve an opportunity to be a productive member of their community and at Stand Among Friends, we're focused on making that happen!