About New Concepts For Living

Our mission is the fundamental force that makes us the premier community for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in New Jersey.

New Concepts for Living is committed to caring for and nurturing adults challenged with intellectual and developmental disabilities so they can attain their highest level of wellness, independence, and achievement.  We are dedicated to partnering with families and guardians to achieve this mission.

Vision

NCFL is committed to maintaining our vision of being the leading organization in New Jersey providing premier services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We continue to expand our offerings which include residential housing, day program, behavioral services, transportation, community inclusion, and nursing services.

NCFL remains focused on achieving continued growth and serving more exceptional individuals in New Jersey.

Values

New Concepts for Living was established on five key values that are the foundation of our care. Our values ensure we remain the premier choice for extraordinary individuals in New Jersey.

Respect

NCFL employees understand the importance of earning respect. Our staff is trained to value everyone they interact with.

Dignity

We ensure our residents and Day Program participants feel useful, independent, and appreciated. Everyone, regardless of ability, is treated with dignity.

Partnership

The NCFL team is fully committed to working with families, guardians, other agencies, and professionals to benefit our residents and Day Program participants.

Improvement

NCFL constantly strives to improve the quality of care, services, and inclusion for everyone.

Integrity

We believe it is 'what you do when people are not watching' that counts. Integrity and honesty is the core of all we do, and is embodied into our everyday tasks and conduct to provide the utmost peace of mind for families and guardians.

History

New Concepts for Living was founded in 1981 by a group of parents whose children have intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). As their children aged, their parents realized the lack of programs for adults challenged with these special needs. NCFL not only cares for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, but enriches their lives.

Our first group home opened in 1985. NCFL has continued to grow, opening new homes in New Jersey. Our state-of-the-art Achievement Center Day Program welcomed our first participants in 1999. Currently located in Rochelle Park, our Day Program hosts residents of NCFL, individuals from other agencies, and those who reside with their families. A significantly larger, state-of-the-art Achievement Center Day Program will be opening soon in Paramus,.

NCFL's mission to care for and nurture the community we serve remains our priority. In 2020, we broke ground on a Medically Supportive Community Residence. This residence, including future ones like it, can be an alternative to traditional Intermediate Care Facilities (ICFs) for medically fragile individuals.

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