About Us - Hannah and Friends

Our Mission

Hannah and Friends Family Foundations is a nonprofit  organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and adults with special needs.


Awareness and Compassion

The organization fosters an ongoing campaign of “Awareness & Compassion” for all individuals with special needs. Individuals with special needs deserve the same respect as everyone else and it is our mission to educate others who do not understand this mindset.


About Hannah

Hannah is a beautiful, happy, twenty seven years old young lady. She loves listening to music, watching DVDs, and sleeping in when she can, just like anyone else her age. On June 8, 2013, she moved into the Entwistle Family Home at Hannah and Friends. Although she misses being at home with mom and dad, she has transitioned wonderfully. She attends the new Day Program and will come over often for dances and karaoke. She enjoys frequent visits in her home from mom, dad, Charlie and Jennifer. Her favorite color is purple … just like her fave dancing dinosaur, Barney!

HannahCharlieBeing the inspiration for Hannah and Friends, everyone from staff, residents, program participants and volunteers love when she is present. The twinkle in her eyes and her vibrant
smile light up the entire neighborhood. When Hannah turned her spade at the groundbreaking for Hannah and Friends neighborhood, that “Hannah Magic” became the driving force that makes this organization and community so very special. Nobody can raise awareness and compassion for our friends with different abilities like Hannah … and Friends!


Click here to read “A Mother’s Letter” by Maura Weis.

About the Weis Family

Hannah and Friends was founded by Charlie and Maura Weis in 2003 and was inspired by their daughter Hannah.

To read the latest from the Weis Family, visit our News section, From the Desk of Maura & Charlie Weis.


Help us fulfill our mission to improve the quality of life for individuals with special needs.


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