New Concepts for Living was founded in 1981 by a group of families who had children with special needs. Over time, the needs of their growing sons and daughters became increasingly demanding and while the parents grew older they had less means, resources and physical ability to give their children the necessary care that they required. It was on this premise that they decided create New Concepts for Living.

NCFL opened up its first group home in 1985 with the needs of the clients and their family in mind, just as today. We currently operate 11 residences in Bergen County with one more opening soon and 1 group home in Passaic County.


1981 – New Concepts for Living was Founded

1985 – New Concepts opens first group home in Hillsdale, NJ

1992 – NCFL opens group homes in Teaneck and Park Ridge

1994 – Rivervale Group Home opens

1995 - Plans approved to begin construction for Supervised Apartment Complex in Emerson, NJ

1996 – River Edge Group Home opens

1999 – Day Program and Administrative office moves to Rochelle Park, NJ

2003 – NCFL Acquires Supportive Living Facility in Upper Saddle River, NJ

2008 – Construction completed opening Emerson Supervised Apartment Complex

2012 – New Concepts for Living opens group homes in Garfield and Clifton, NJ

2016 – NCFL opens 3 group homes including 2 in Mahwah and 1 in Haledon, NJ

2017 – We will be opening a group home in Northvale, NJ