About us


New Concepts for Living is a community based not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving individuals with developmental disabilities while providing relief and peace of mind to their families and loved ones. New Concepts enables its clients to realize their dreams and achieve their individual potential through quality community programs, supports and services.









New Concepts for Living was founded in 1981 by a group of parents who had children with developmental disabilities. At the time there was little support for families in this situation so NCFL was founded to care for, and empower the individual while providing much needed relief for their families.

In 1985 New Concepts for Living opens its first group home in Hillsdale, NJ. The Hillsdale home was the first of our 13 homes to open and it continues to operate with round-the-clock supervision 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


New Concepts for Living begins our expansion with the opening of new homes in Teaneck, Park Ridge, River Vale and River Edge. The addition of four new homes in four years was a testament to our commitment to serving the developmentally disabled population and our driving desire to better the lives of as many people as possible.

In the coming years, the vision of New Concepts for Living was realized as expansion of our agency continued. Plans for future expansion are still a focus of New Concepts as we continue in our mission going forward.


Our Achievement Center Day Program was expanded in 1999 to accommodate our growth. Centrally located in Rochelle Park, NJ, we care for a growing number of individuals in our Day Program, including individuals that reside in our group homes, as well as individuals from other agencies' group homes. To learn more about our Achievement Center Day Program CLICK HERE.

As New Concepts for Living continued to evolve, new residences were added in Upper Saddle River, Emerson, Garfield and Clifton, NJ, extending the organization's reach beyond Bergen County.


Most recently, New Concepts for Living opened four state-of-the-art group homes in Haledon, Northvale and Mahwah, NJ, providing a benchmark for future NCFL housing developments. We are committed to providing the individuals we serve with the best possible care for life.

As we evolve to meet the needs of our residents and the community, New Concepts for Living remains steadfastly committed to fulfilling our mission of enhancing the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities.


  • 100+  Extraordinary individuals that are entrusted to us who are the very reason our agency exists.
  • 36 Years New Concepts for Living has been providing services for the developmentally disabled population.
  • 24 Hours per day that we provide care for each of our clients.
  • 13 Group Homes operated by New Concepts for Living.
  • 1 Dedicated team working towards the shared goal of enhancing the lives of the extraordinary people we serve.


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