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.
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.
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.
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