2018 at NCFL

 

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At New Concepts for Living, we provide housing, day programs, family support, customized behavioral services and 24-hour care for individuals with developmental disabilities, every day. As we continue to grow as an organization, we are impacting more lives each year in a growing list of communities. We are realizing our vision of expansion and continue to open new homes, providing much needed services to those who need our help. Upgrades to our homes and programs are made possible by the generosity of our supporters.

Every donation, small or large, will go far in helping us in our mission of enhancing the lives and minds of the inspirational individuals that we serve every day. Click the Donate Now button on this page to help us today.

 

2018 Walk-a-Thon

Thank you to everyone who helped to make our 2018 NCFL Walk-a-Thon the most successful one that we have ever had. Residents and their families, our friends, and our sponsors helped to make this year's walk a very special day.

 

 

Dancing With Our Stars

 

At New Concepts for Living, we are proud to be offering a diverse array of programs and activities that enhance the quality of life of those in our care. Our health and recreation programs give us the opportunity to complement the interests of our clients, while benefiting their physical health and confidence.

We have been working with with Global Dance, who has been providing dance classes for many of our residents. Special thanks to Global Dance for putting this video together.

 

Progress at New Concepts for Living

2017 was a monumental year for us at New Concepts for Living. It was a year that saw us complete and open up 3 brand new, state-of-art group homes. Among the new residences are two in Mahwah, NJ and one in Northvale, NJ making a total of 13 NCFL residences, housing more than 60 clients. In addition to our expansion into new communities and welcoming new clients to the New Concepts for Living family, the new residences will serve as a framework for future NCFL housing development plans, which we hope to announce in the coming year.

Along with upgrades to many of our existing homes, we have also made vast improvements to our day program facility by remodeling, and refurnishing 4 new classrooms with 2 new additional classrooms to be completed this year. We also have plans to outfit our day program with a multi-sensory calming environment.

As we continue our growth, we strive to continue our enduring tradition of providing a lifetime of exceptional care to the individuals entrusted to us. Track our journey and our progress by following us on our social media platforms found at the bottom of this page.

 

Who We Are

Established in 1981, New Concepts for Living is a community based not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. We provide housing, day programs, behavioral services and more for the outstanding individuals that are entrusted to us. Currently operating 13 group homes and a Day Program Achievement Center, we enable our clients to reach their full potential by offering programs, supports and services designed to enhance their daily living and social skills, cognitive behavior, self-esteem, mental and physical health and overall quality of life. At New Concepts for Living we are committed to providing our clients with
round-the-clock care for life.

 

Big News from Our Friends at The Ridgewood YMCA

The Ridgewood YMCA has served the community since 1902 and today engages over 15,000 adults and children annually from their Oak Street location in Ridgewood and year round YMCA Camp Bernie resident camp in Port Murray, NJ. The YMCA embraces people of all ages, incomes, abilities, religions, and ethnic backgrounds.

As we have a special relationship with the Ridgewood YMCA, it is our pleasure to share the news that the YMCA will restructure as a separate entity from the YWCA, whose organization has shared the Oak Street home for over 70 years. The YMCA will operate solely in the facility, providing a great foundation for improvement and growth opportunities including facility upgrades, increased collaboration with local organizations, and innovative programming for youth, families, and active older adults.

To learn more about the transformation, and the programs offered by the Ridgewood YMCA, you can visit their website at www.ridgewoodymca.org.

News & Events

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  • Nothing like celebrating the magic of love on Valentine's Day with...magic. NCFL residents enjoyed some fun tricks performed by Bingo the Clown, followed by a Valentine's Day dance party!

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    February 14

  • Enjoying today's unseasonably warm weather and looking forward to springtime strolls in the park again. #feelslikespring #ncfl #dayprogram #nonprofit #outdoors #fieldtrip #dailyactivity #walkinthepark

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    February 05

  • Some of our beautiful ladies out and about for manicures and lunch. #ncfl #dayprogram #nolimits #nailsdone #gardenstateplaza #nonprofit

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    February 04

  • Time to stretch our legs! Exercise time at NCFL's Day Program. #dayprogram #achievement #ncfl #exercise #specialneeds #breakingboundaries #nolimits #nonprofit

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    January 25

  • Special thanks to Paintbrush Lounge for welcoming our Day Program participants to their brand new studio in Rochelle Park, NJ. Everyone enjoyed the chance to get creative and show off their works of art! #paintingclass #arttherapy #specialneeds #achievement #dayprogram #art

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    January 18

  • In continued efforts to integrate our participants into their communities and teach them the value of giving back, our Day Program’s very own cooking group baked and dropped off blueberry muffins today for Meals on Wheels North Jersey to deliver.#mealsonwheels #givingback #nonprofit

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    January 15

  • We are grateful to all our supporters and donors! A special shout out to Boiling Springs Savings Bank who came by yesterday to deliver a donation in person and talk about their Community Alliance Program, which also helps to bring in funds that support our mission. #ncfl #donation #nonprofit #specialneeds #socialmedia #fundraising #supportyourcommunity #achievement

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    January 11

  • At New Concepts for Living, we provide our residents with programs and services that enhance their quality of life every day. Each year at New Concepts is a celebration of growth and progress. As 2018 is coming to a close, we would like to invite you to watch this quick video to share some of…

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    December 19

  • We are holding a Holiday Toy Drive to benefit Toys for Tots to help give gifts to less fortunate children this holiday season. Bring any unopened toys that you would like to donate to our office at 68a West Passaic Street, Rochelle Park, NJ, 07662. We will be accepting toy donations until Tuesday, December 18th.…

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    December 14

  • Our clients are getting into the Holiday Spirit, decorating the NCFL tree for the Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce's 501 (c) Trees for a cause event!

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    December 12

  • Today our Day Program residents were treated to a magic show courtesy of Bingo the Magical Clown. A great time was had all around!

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    December 10

  • At New Concepts for Living, we promote the intellectual development of our clients every day. Math group is one example of the many programs that we provide at NCFL to facilitate learning and the development of valuable life skills for the people in our care.

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    December 05

  • Thanks to Creature Comfort Pet Therapy for stopping by today. We love hanging out with Peeve!

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    November 28

  • Support New Concepts for Living for #GivingTuesday. Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the kindness of generous people who make a difference in our communities and make it possible for organizations like ours to flourish in our mission. As today is Giving Tuesday, we ask that you consider supporting our important…

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    November 27

  • Today, we delivered what we collected from our Thanksgiving Food Drive to Toni's Kitchen in Montclair, NJ to help them in their mission of feeding the hungry. It was a great experience for our clients, and it was amazing to see how happy they were to be able to lend a helping hand!

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    November 20

  • We would like to wish all of you a Happy and Healthy Halloween!

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    October 31

  • Today is National Non-Profit Day! Help us celebrate by supporting our mission of providing a lifetime of care and services for individuals with developmental disabilities. Visit our website at www.NCFL.net today to sponsor or donate.

        On Sunday, September 16th we will be hosting our 4t...

        On Sunday, September 16th we will be hosting our 4th Annual NCFL Charity Walk-a-Thon at the Ridgewood Wild Duck Pond in Ridgewood, NJ. The event is open to all of our friends, families, partners and individuals from neighboring communities who would like to make a difference. It is a very spec...

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    August 17

  • Here are some photos of today's field trip to Jenkinsons Aquarium in Point Pleasant. Our clients always love going there!

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    June 21

  • One of our clients displayed a great deal of courage and delivered a speech about his life experiences at New Concepts for Living to a banquet hall full of guests at our 2018 Annual Charity Golf Outing Banquet. We applaud his courage and are proud to serve him.

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    May 18

  • Thank you to all of our sponsors, participants, volunteers and the Rockaway River Country Club for helping to make our 2018 NCFL Annual Charity Golf Outing such a success. We could not have asked for a more perfect day!

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    May 18

  • Photos from the New Concepts for Living Annual Charity Golf Outing

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    May 17

  • New Concepts for Living is proud to be partnering with Yankee Candle for a special fundraiser that will help us in our mission of enhancing the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities. Shop their huge selection of candles, fragrances and decor items this weekend at www.yankeecandlefundraising.com and 50% of the sale goes directly back to…

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    April 13

  • On Thursday, May 3rd, Six Flags Great Adventure will be hosting its first ever Autism Day in the Park. America’s largest theme park will be transformed into a fully accessible and stimulating sensory experience for all in attendance. Sensory stimulation has been proven to have vast benefits for individuals on the Autism Spectrum, like many…

    On Thursday, May 3rd, Six Flags Great Adventure will be...

    On Thursday, May 3rd, Six Flags Great Adventure will be hosting its first ever Autism Day in the Park. America’s largest theme park will be transformed into a fully accessible and stimulating sensory experience for all in attendance. Sensory stimulation has been proven to have vast benefits for individuals on the Autism Spectrum, like many…

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    March 05

  • New Concepts for Living will be hosting its 2018 Annual Charity Golf Outing and Banquet on Monday, May 14th at the Rockaway River Country Club in Denville, NJ. Registration and Check-In for golfers will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the club's main entrance located at 39 Pocono Road in Denville, NJ. This is our largest…

    New Concepts for Living will be hosting its 2018 Annual...

    New Concepts for Living will be hosting its 2018 Annual Charity Golf Outing and Banquet on Monday, May 14th at the Rockaway River Country Club in Denville, NJ. Registration and Check-In for golfers will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the club's main entrance located at 39 Pocono Road in Denville, NJ. This is our largest…

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    March 05

  • Thank you to our friends at Creature Comfort Pet Therapy for brightening up the afternoon for our day program clients. We really love interacting with your wonderful therapy dogs!

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    January 24

 

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