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 opened its first group home in Hillsdale, NJ. The Hillsdale home was the first of our 12 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 began expansion with the opening of new homes in TeaneckPark RidgeRiver 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 Achievement Center, including individuals that reside in our group homes, as well as individuals from other agencies’ group homes or those who live with their families. To learn more about our Achievement Center Day Program CLICK HERE.

As New Concepts for Living continued to evolve, new residences were added in EmersonGarfield 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.




Recognizing a void for these individuals, NCFL introduces a new River Vale medically supportive community residence.

Plans are under way to build and provide additional homes for these medically fragile adults within the coming year and beyond.