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About Our Groups

Who We Are

We are an organization that has organized groups for special needs teens to hang out and be themselves together; it’s a wonderful way for them to be a part of a group and meet friends. We've Got Friends groups allow our teens to be who they are and do what they want in a safe, comfortable, and fun environment. We offer in-person and virtual groups, which allows parents to choose what works best for them and their family. There’s no judgment - no awkward looks - just lots of friends!

Join us and learn more about these special groups and how you and your family can be a part of it.

In-Person Groups

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Our in-person groups are held by chapters, which is the area that groups are located in. Teens can select the location that allows them to hang out with friends that are close to where they live. Of course, families are welcome to attend other chapters and meet friends outside of their group. Currently in NJ we are at Montclair, West Orange, Paterson, and Newark. When we hang out in-person, the teens enjoy food, music, dancing, games, and crafts; and the best part is, there's NO COST to the families. We've Got Friends groups are a great way to make new friends and develop lasting relationships. As always, participate in your own way. The only rule required for our groups: A parent or caregiver must stay with the teen the entire time. Otherwise, all we ask is to be a good friend and stay safe. Please click below to register.

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Virtual Groups


During the pandemic, We've Got Friends transitioned 100% to virtual groups. The kids enjoyed them so much we decided to keep them in addition to our in-person groups. We have virtual Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays for one hour with different themes to choose from. Our themes include SpongeBob, Trivia, Roblox, Sports Fan Club, Music, and Broadway Charades. Online, we play trivia, games, dance, listen to music, sing, or just talk together. All the sessions are FREE of charge. When you log on, participation is optional. Share this with your classmates, teachers, and anyone you want to join with you. Hanging out with a group can help make stronger connections. Please click below to register.

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Steps to Sign Up and Participate

1. Register

Complete the Participant Registration by clicking the button below.

Then, proceed to create your login account.

2. Create Login

If you filled out your registration but have not yet created your login, please click the button below.

3. Code of Conduct

Fill-out and complete our Parent Agreement, Group Agreement and Photo Release.

4. See You There

Sign up for our Group events. Login, access our Calendar, and choose which event you would like to participate in.

Group Locations

Montclair, NJ

St. Luke's Church73 S. Fullerton Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 

For Teens (ages 13-21) and Juniors (ages 7-12)

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Newark, NJ

JFK High School, 311 S 10th St, Newark, NJ 07103

For Teens (ages 13-21)

 Morristown, NJ

Delbarton School, 230 Mendham Rd, Morristown, NJ 07960

For Teens (ages 13-21)

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West Orange, NJ

Seton Hall Prep, 120 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052

For Teens (ages 13-21)

 Paterson, NJ

Paterson Police Substation, 930 Main Street, Paterson, NJ 07503

For Teens (ages 13-21)


On zoom, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays

For Teens (ages 13-21)

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