LifeTown Receives $500K Grant to Build Sensory Park

A $500,000 grant from the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey will help the LifeTown organization build an indoor sensory park and playground for children, it announced Tuesday. The 47,000-square-foot LifeTown in Livingston will be home to Friendship Circle, which provides programming for children and teens with special needs, and their families. LifeTown will also offer social, recreational, therapeutic and educational programs to the community at large, Friendship Circle said in a news release announcing the […]

Inclusive LifeTown Gets Grant for ‘Park’

From outside its gates, it looks like a park — complete with trees, grass, swings, a trampoline, and other playground equipment. But this high-tech therapeutic indoor play area is specially designed for children and young adults with special needs. To be built in Livingston, the play area is being financed by a $500,000 grant from the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey to the Friendship Circle, an organization that provides services for Jewish children and teens […]

Hollister Construction Services to Build LifeTown in Livingston

Parsippany-based Hollister Construction Services, a full-service construction manager specializing in corporate, educational, healthcare, industrial, retail and residential construction, announces that it will serve as construction manager for LifeTown, a dynamic new facility in Livingston, that will provide social, therapeutic, recreational and educational programs to youths with special needs. The 47,000-square-foot, $14-million project, slated for completion in winter 2015, will transform a former warehouse into an inclusive center. LifeTown will offer a variety of educational and […]

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Mitzvah Project: Giving to LifeTown

Ryan Warter celebrated his Bar Mitzvah in October, 2013. His family and many friends in his Livingston, New Jersey, community were actively involved in his amazing Mitzvah Project. Ryan is part of The Friendship Circle which extends a helping hand to families who have children with autism and other special needs involving them in a full range of Jewish and social experiences. The Friendship Circle is building a new state-of-the-art community center for children with […]