Our Story

We've Got Friends 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 have no sort of social circle. They have few friends and rarely get invited to parties or hang out as their peers do. This program helps these teens develop their very own social group through music, meals, movement, crafts and dance.
We've Got Friends is currently raising money to build the foundation and staffing for our programs.

The Experience

Click to learn more about virtual hang outs, get game materials, and request songs.

Friend Groups For Teens with Special Nee

Click to learn more about what to expect at an in-person meet up, where we are hosting them, and directions to RSVP.

Friends of We've Got Friends

Volunteer With Us


We welcome high school students looking to gain volunteer hours at We've Got Friends Hangouts. Please email ccandicarter@gmail.com if you're interested in helping out.

Donate Now


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

Start Your Own Group


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


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

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.

Want to start a group?

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

Contact us today!