Thank you NJJN for capturing the excitement of the FCNJ car parades!

May13
Thank you Johanna Ginsberg and NJJN | New Jersey Jewish News for capturing the excitement of the FCNJ – Friendship Circle car parades! From NJJN – New Jersey Jewish News: On Sunday morning, May 10, 13-year-old Shai Nissel, who has a brain injury, and his family gathered outside their West Orange home. First they heard the wail of the sirens, then caught a glimpse of a caravan of cars, vans, police cruisers, ambulances, and fire trucks making their way to theirRead More

Thank you News 12 New Jersey for joining us this morning for the parade!

May10
A traveling caravan toured West Orange Sunday, organized by a nonprofit which aims to foster friendships for children and adults with special needs. Friendship Circle says children with developmental disabilities have been hit particularly hard by social distancing measures and the disruption to their daily lives and routines. Officials say they hope the parade will show support for people with special needs and their families and serve as a point of civic pride for theRead More

Thank you CBS New York for sharing the story of today’s car parade

May03
Thank you CBS New York for sharing the story of today’s FCNJ – Friendship Circle car parade in Livingston and Millburn/Short Hills. 30 Friendship Circle buddies were visited today! Thank you to all the volunteers who joined the parade and to the Livingston Township, NJ, Livingston NJ Police Department, Livingston First Aid Squad, Township of Millburn and Millburn-Short Hills Volunteer First Aid Squad for making the parade possible!!! #staysafeRead More

Thank you Faygie Holt for sharing the incredible things going on at FCNJ – Friendship Circle!

May01
 Hundreds of families will get a dose of nourishment and nurturing this Shabbat thanks to a special care package from Friendship Circle in Livingston, N.J. The “Challah and Chicken Soup for the Quarantined Soul” package includes rolls, grape juice, kiddush cup, Shabbat candles and homemade chicken soup (matzah balls were optional). Organizers had initially planned for about 125 care packages, but word got out and the requests started pouring in. Families were also offered theRead More

More Than 9,000 Masks Distributed Locally

Apr17
The incredible generosity of dear friends continues! More than 9,000 masks distributed to local agencies and medical centers over the past 2 weeks! FCNJ – Friendship Circle has more available. Please email [email protected] with specific requests and we will try to help.Read More

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Thank You Chabad.org For Sharing The Story of FCNJ

Mar25
Thank you Faygie Levy Holt & Chabad.org for sharing the story of FCNJ – Friendship Circle and FC Goes Virtual! See story here.Read More

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The New York Times Features LifeTown!

Mar09
Full page feature article shares the story of LifeTown. See here for full story.Read More

How ‘LifeTown’ is empowering those with autism to be more independent

Mar03
VIDEO from NJTV: At the heart of any community is its people. But for individuals with special needs, a lack of inclusivity and accessibility can make it tough to feel welcome. Leah Mishkin reports on a new “town” helping those with disabilities gain independence — judgement free.Read More

Grand Opening of the HFNJ Sensory Park @ LifeTown

Feb26
The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey Sensory Park at LifeTown formally opened with a ribbon cutting. The HFNJ’s incredible gift made this incredible space come to life. The indoor park serves as a fun space where children and families can enjoy time at the together in an inclusive environment that naturally break down barriers. It also provides opportunities for therapy in an immersive setting.Read More