Valley Friendship Club (VFC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit located in Stillwater, MN, creates opportunities for every person with a developmental and/or intellectual disability to build enduring friendships and embrace community connections. We help members – including children, teens, and adults – expand their horizons through art, music, community service, health and wellness, and much more.
The Mission of Valley Friendship Club is to promote and provide safe, accessible social opportunities while fostering friendships. To this end, we aim to enhance community connections, empower club participants to strengthen important life skills, and create greater social independence.
VFC provides no- to low-cost social and educational programs to people with disabilities. VFC offers both virtual and in-person programs within four categories:
Health and Wellness: Fit Friends with Nick Boyer, JK Martials Arts, Wahoo! Adventures & Wild Rivers Conservancy (snowshoeing, kayaking, hiking, ice fishing), 21 Roots Farm & Garden Club, Kids Connect playdates, and VFC Nature Hikes.
Artistic Expression: Zephyr Theatre Silent Film Camp, VFC Arts & Crafts with Angelina, StoryArk Creative Camps (poetry, song writing & photography), Painting Camp, and Music Camp.
Life & Social Skills Development: Hub Hangout, Book Club, Game Nights, Movie Nights, many parties, and the Zephyr TrainTrax Snack Shop staffed by VFC members. We also have parent workshops: Customized Employment, Sensory Processing Activities and Navigating County Services.
Connecting Community: VFC develops community connections in several ways through local partnerships, parent to parent interactions, and special community events (VFC's Annual Fundraiser Funds for Friends, StoryArks StoryFest, Silent Film Premiere at the Zephyr Theatre).
Your donation of any amount will help assist us in developing the programming we specialize in, opportunities that focus on developing interests and skills that will help our members navigate their communities, and their lives now through adulthood. Donations will also support Valley Friendship Club’s move to a new, much bigger space to meet the growing needs of our VFC community.