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We've Got Friends in The News! Extending Reach and Building Inclusive Communities

Welcome back, Friends! We're thrilled to share some exciting news with you – We've Got Friends has been featured in an article by Montclair Local, shedding light on our mission to create inclusive social spaces for teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). If you haven't had a chance to read the article yet, you can find it here: Montclair Local Article.

Candi Carter and Emerson Carter
Candi and Emerson Carter

The Journey Continues

Our mission has always been to foster meaningful connections and friendships among teens with I/DD. The recent feature in Montclair Local highlights the incredible strides we've made in extending our reach and impact. As a non-profit organization, We've Got Friends has been dedicated to hosting engaging hangouts and special events that provide a safe and inclusive space for these teens to share their talents, build friendships, and boost self-confidence. Learn more about our founding story.

Inclusive Social Spaces

At the heart of our mission is the belief that friendship should be accessible to all, regardless of race, gender, national origin, religion, or economic status. We are proud to offer free programming to participants and their families, ensuring that financial barriers don't hinder the opportunity for teens with I/DD to connect with their peers and form.

What you’ll learn in the Montclair Local Article

  • Extended Reach: The article delves into how We've Got Friends is reaching more teens with I/DD, creating a ripple effect of positivity and inclusivity.

  • Inclusive Programming: Learn more about the various hangouts and special events highlighted in the article, where teens get to showcase their unique talents and abilities in a supportive environment.

  • Sense of Belonging: The feature explores how our programs contribute to a stronger sense of belonging among participants, fostering a community where everyone feels valued and accepted.

  • Confidence Building: Discover the impact our initiatives have on the self-confidence of teens with I/DD as they navigate social interactions, develop communication skills, and embrace their individuality.

What's Next

As we celebrate this milestone, We've Got Friends remains committed to expanding our reach and making a positive impact on the lives of teens with I/DD. We invite you to join us on this journey of inclusivity, friendship, and empowerment.

Stay Connected

To stay updated on our upcoming events, success stories, and the latest news, be sure to follow us on social media and subscribe to our newsletter. Together, let's continue building a world where friendship knows no boundaries.

Remember, at We've Got Friends, everyone is welcome, and everyone belongs!


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