NJACP Purchases New Building
NJACP closed on a new building located at 140 Scotch Road in Ewing, NJ. The soon-to-be renovated 6,000 square foot building will provide a training room with computers that will accommodate up to 25, a large “membership” meeting room, an office for members to use while awaiting a meeting or other event, a large and read more
Message from the CEO
As CEO of the New Jersey Association of Community Providers, I have too often read articles that state it is horrifically dangerous for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live within our communities, and that the only true place these individuals can be safe is within a developmental center, also known as an institution.
This position has been espoused almost routinely when discussions about closing developmental centers occurs or if there is a tragic event that results in the harm or death of someone living within a group home.
If harm to those residing in the community was imminent, then one must wonder how more than 27,000 people with these disabilities have managed to live rich and full lives in communities such as yours and mine; they are our neighbors and co-workers. They take walks through a park, go to the movies, travel to the Shore, among many other activities. They are given an opportunity to move beyond four walls and truly enjoy life.
Become a MemberThere are many advantages in becoming a member of the New Jersey Association of Community Providers.
- Access to advocacy tools
- Up-to-date legislative and advocacy news
- Bi-weekly electronic newsletter
- Cost saving benefits
- Education and training
- Information sharing and networking
- Opportunities for involvement
End of Fiscal Year 2014 Wrap-Up: Policymakers Take Action on Legislation and Budget
It is the end of another Fiscal Year in New Jersey, which typically ends with the Governor’s signature on the next Fiscal Year’s budget after much debate and maneuvering and many times theatrics. The State Fiscal Year 2015 budget was no different, with partisan politics over pension payments and tax increases at the center of read more
Member SpotlightBenchmark Group Home Example of Community Living for DHS Commissioner
As New Jersey accelerates efforts to close North Jersey and Woodbridge developmental centers, Department of Human Services Commissioner Jennifer Velez and Deputy Commissioner Dawn Apgar, visited NJACP member Benchmark Human Services group home to highlight the advantages of community living for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Sisters Donna and Penny Barry moved into the read more
Who We Help
NJACP provides support and services to its member agencies that serve our neighbors, family and friends living with intellectual and developmental disabilities. NJACP is an association with its members reflecting a dynamic community of diverse providers dedicated to advancing sustainable community based services and supports that enrich lives and build futures for people. People with read more