Our Mission

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Support, Inc., mission is to lend support, encouragement, and give educational resources to families while promoting understanding and acceptance of Down Syndrome within our community.

Lending Library

The Kathy Hulse Lending Library for F.R.I.E.N.D.S.



New Parents & Professionals

Materials and information for parents and professionals alike that are new to Down Syndrome.


Our Goals

Our Goal is to Help Those Who Need It

We are a non-profit, 501c3 organization, that will use donations locally to help fund Down Syndrome programs. Scholarships will be available so parents can attend local Down Syndrome and Special Needs Conferences.

We will compile, assemble, and deliver our “New Parent Packets” to new members, local hospitals, Ob/Gyn and Pediatrician offices, and to the Hillsborough County Early Steps program. We will help families understand the new terminology’s associated with Down Syndrome, and provide information on the areas services and supports that aid in helping their child develop successfully.

We will help us promote the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.