Best Buddies is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships and integrated employment. The group works with Best Buddies Indiana (office in Indianapolis) and pairs students with resident of Indianapolis, several of whom are residents of group homes. There are two ways to get involved:
- Participant can be involved with a one-to-one match, where the participant is required to contact their buddy (via email, phone, letter, text) once a week and meet in person twice a month. These meetings can be the scheduled chapter events (i.e. holiday parties, sporting events, picnics, etc.), or they can be done on a buddy pair basis.
- Participants can also be involved as an associate buddy, where the participant attends chapter activities at their own leisure. In addition, associate buddies can arrange activities with buddies and/or buddy pairs with proper consent.