Florida Panthers Special Hockey

The Friendship Journey has teamed up with The Florida Panther’s to create South Florida’s first ever Special Hockey Team. To kickoff the season, the Panthers invited the players to the BB&T Center to have their equipment sized, receive jerseys and skate where the Panthers play. There was even surprise visit from Stanley C. Panther and … Read more

2nd Annual Friendship Gala

On September 14, 2019, The Friendship Journey hosted its 2nd Annual Friendship Gala. It was an evening filled with food, fun and friends all while advocating for TFJ’s mission of inclusion. To learn more about The Friendship Journey and how you can get involved, please visit thefriendshipjourney.org.

Samantha Novick receives Daily Point of Light Award for her community work in wake of the Parkland tragedy

In the wake of the Parkland school massacre, when 17 bright lights lost their lives in an unimaginable tragedy, 29-year-old Samantha Novick is bearing witness to the idea that love for your neighbors and community is sustaining. As president of The Friendship Journey, the Coconut Creek, Florida resident offers programs that provide services and opportunities … Read more

The Friendship Journey

Samantha is the President of The Friendship Journey, a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that unites individuals of all cognitive & developmental abilities through equitable opportunities and lasting friendships. The mission is to provide inclusive programs to foster relationships, enrich lives and create a community that is home to everyone. Visit thefriendshipjourney.org for more info.

2018 UM-NSU Outstanding Professional of Broward County

UM-NSU CARD stands for the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities and is based out of the University of Miami and Nova Southeastern University. CARD is one of seven state-funded, university-based outreach and support centers in Florida dedicated to optimizing the potential of people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), dual sensory impairment, sensory impairments with … Read more