• Empower individuals through person-centered care
  • Dedication to promoting a “quality of life” for those we serve 
  • Listen, learn of our program participants, and provide them with resources and learning skills that best meet their needs
  • Seek measurable, personal successes of our program participants
  • Industry best practices
  • Seek to hire the best team

Core Values

About Circle of Friends


  • Certified and Licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
  • Leadership with more than 35 years industry experience
  • Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP)
  • Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP)
  • Qualified Circle of Friends has been business for

At Circle of Friends, our core values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy and Respect for those we serve and Service Excellence.  Our values define who we are.  It shapes our culture and determines how we deliver our services as an Agency.  It is our values that affect the outcomes in our interactions with the individuals we serve and support.  It is without doubt that Circle of Friends is committed to these values as individual employees and as an organization to those we serve.

Circle of Friends, LLC provides a never-ending circle of support for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Founded in 1999 by Valencia Ballard, Circle of Friends is a preferred provider of community care services within the Tidewater region.  Our growth and success as an agency is linked to our compassion for the disabled, commitment to service excellence, industry knowledge, staff experience, and leadership.

Our Team


The Circle of Friends team is comprised of professionals, paraprofessionals, and volunteers working together to provide unmatched care and a supportive environment for individuals with disabilities.We also enjoy teaming up with the individuals, parents, guardians, and others,  together work with developing a person centered plan that will address the individual’s needs 

For program details and information about admittance into our program, please call our administration office at 757-638-4000.

Our values define "who we are", shapes our culture and influence how we deliver our services as an agency.