Friends Like Me: Everyday Superheroes!
On April 21st, we celebrated our Friends Like Me (FLM) community through our unique event, Everyday Superhero! The COVID pandemic increased loneliness and social isolation for people with disabilities, who often experience this more acutely. However, in the face of these challenges, FLM’s after-hours recreational and socialization program went virtual and kept our community connected!
"It's the Everyday Heroes that make this program possible," said Lance Scott, FLM Program manager, "Shout out to our staff who bring creativity and energy to our programming."
The event included participant, family, and volunteer reflections, emphasizing the importance of a community that kept participants engaged. Together, they continued to have fun, laugh, and thrive.
"I love Friends Like Me because there are so many kinds of different people," shared Eyan Gilder, "I feel safe and comfortable because of the diversity. Sometimes my mom wonders why I'm laughing so much in the afternoon. It's because of FLM."
The evening also included the premiere of "Everyday Heroes," a short film created by Arc, Friends Like Me, and SF Access superstars! Grab some popcorn and click here to watch the short movie now!