The Friend Zone
In 2021 PDS clients and staff imagined and created a new social club called the Friend Zone.
This post-pandemic club house, designed after Monica's apartment in the show "Friends”, is a place where vaccinated people with and without disabilities can hang out and have fun in a totally inclusive and accepting environment. This large space features a huge TV, leather couches, a modern kitchen, a coffee bar called “Central Perk”, as well as an art room, table tennis, dance space and 2 bathrooms with fancy bidets. After being on Zoom for a year and a half, PDS participants now have a place to socialize, dance, sing, play games, do art and safely chill with friends in person.
This social club is open to the public so the folks that PDS serves can invite their non-disabled (or disabled) co-workers, family members and friends to come and hang out, play air hockey, table tennis, or watch a movie for instance.