Best Buddies

Best Buddies is an international organization dedicated to establishing one-on-one friendships with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. At Duke, we’re partnered with the Durham County Community Living Program which is a group of  seven assisted living facilities for adults with developmental disabilities. Our buddies tend to be 40 years old and above, with varying degrees of disability. We hold monthly events with our buddies on campus. These events are really fun and in the past, we’ve had a Halloween costume contest, a Thanksgiving Potluck, a Valentine’s Day party, and we just recently hosted our first Prom.

Contact: taylor.peterson@duke.edu