You’ve Gotta Have Friends is a group working to ensure that citizens in Langley, including those who live with a disability, have caring people involved in their lives with whom they share friendship and a sense of connection and belonging.
You’ve Gotta Have Friends is sponsored by the Langley Association for Community Living [LACL] which, since 1959, has provided individuals with developmental disabilities and families with children and youth with special needs with a wide range of services. However, a goal not yet realized by LACL is the presence of genuine friendships and relationships for many people who live with a disability. There remains a critical need to build more community connections and authentic friendship opportunities for people who are isolated. While many people have “services”, this does not always equate with having a “good life.”