Our Story

We've Got Friends (WGF) is a program that provides hangouts for teens with special needs. It's a simple idea that has an enormous impact on the children and families who participate. Most teens with special needs do not have a social circle; they have few friends and rarely get invited to parties or social gatherings in contrast to their peers. This program helps these teens develop their very own social groups through music, meals, movement, crafts, dance and more. WGF is currently raising money to underwrite the costs to run the groups and continue providing services to families throughout New Jersey for FREE.

The Experience

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Virtual Groups

We offer virtual Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays for one hour via Zoom with different themes to choose from.

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In-Person Groups

Our in-person groups are organized by chapter, offered regularly at

multiple locations in NJ. 

Friends of Ours

Volunteer With Us

Volunteer With Us

We welcome high school and college students looking to gain volunteer hours at We've Got Friends Hangouts. Please click here to email if you're interested in helping out.

Donate Now

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We've Got Friends is raising money to grow our organization and service teens throughout New Jersey and eventually, throughout the country. To donate, click on the button below. 

Start A Group

Start Your Own Group

If you would like to start a We've Got Friends group in your area, fill out the form below and let us know where you are located. 

"We've got friends, oh yes we do..."
Tracy Ullman, Parent

Testimonials

Just having a friend is so important for teens with special needs. Once kids can hang out on their own, teens with special needs tend to be at home with no friends around and nothing to do. There are programs that provide sports and targeted activities but nothing where teens with special needs can just hang out relax and socialize like their typical peers. Creating this environment is what "We've Got Friends" is all about.

 
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Get Involved

Learn More

Interested in getting involved with We've Got Friends and discovering more about our work? Or starting your own group? 

Never Miss An Event

We welcome parents, teenagers, teachers and other professionals to register as a We've Got Friends Community Member 

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