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Other Helping Hands

ARC: Association for Retarded Citizens, Middlesex

County, 225 North Center Drive, North Brunswick 08902-4247. Richard

F. Sheridan, executive director. 732-821-1199; fax, 732-821-1593.

Home page: http://www.arc-middlesex.org.

A private not-for-profit promoting equal opportunities for people

with developmental disabilities, this chapter, one of 19 in the state,

employs 250 people including some with disabilities, and it provides

residential and vocational services — including a retail store

at Forrestal Village, ARC Pet Supplies, and an adult training program

on Route 522 in Dayton.

ARC: Raritan Valley Association for Retarded Citizens,

130 Stanhope Street, Princeton Forrestal Village, Princeton 08540.

Linda Jacob, regional director. 609-716-4834; fax, 609-716-4837.

The Arc/Mercer Inc. (Arc Enterprises), 231 Lawrenceville

Road, Lawrenceville 08648. Joseph N. Gousie Sr., executive director.

609-278-1211; fax, 609-278-9291. Home page: http://www.arcmercer.org.

A non-profit employing those with developmental disabilities to provide

services and products to the business community. Adult training centers

include those on Youngs Road and New York Avenue.

Association for Advancement of Mental Health (AAMH),

819 Alexander Road, Princeton 08540. Richard McDonnell ACSW LCSW,

executive director. 609-452-2088; fax, 609-452-0627.

A community mental health center with outpatient counseling, partial

care day treatment, and case management and psychiatric services.

It also provides vocational rehabilitation services.

Citizens for Independent Living, Box 600, Kingston

08528. Linda King, executive director. 732-297-8340.

A nonprofit organization assisting developmentally disabled adults

who are capable of fulltime work.

Easter Seal Society, 1 Kimberly Road, East Brunswick

08816. Brian J. Fitzgerald, president, CEO. 732-257-6662; fax, 732-257-7373.

State chapter of national nonprofit that provides job coaching and

vocational training for the developmentally disabled.

Eden Family of Services, 1 Logan Drive, Princeton

08540. David L. Holmes EdD, president and executive director. 609-987-0099;

fax, 609-987-0243. Home page: http://members.aol.com/edensvcs.

Eden offers services for children and adults with autism, and their

families, including year-round educational program, parent training,

respite care, outreach services, community-based residential services,

and employment opportunities.

One program, Eden WERCS (Work Education and Resource Center), offers

employment to 65 adults with autism. Individuals progress to "supported

employment," working with a job coach, and graduate to "competitive

employment."

Enable Inc., 13 Roszel Road, Suite B-116, Princeton

08540. Joyce M. Edwards MSW, executive director. 609-987-5003; fax,

609-520-7979.

Formerly affiliated with United Cerebral Palsy, this 10-year-old independent

nonprofit has 125 employees and became independent to expand in geographic

area and provide broader services — housing, employment, job coaching,

and vocational planning — to about 200 people with developmental

disabilities. About 50 are in vocational training.

Goodwill Industries, 594 Route 206, Bordentown.

Dan Hanson, president. 609-291-0099.

A nonprofit that provides assistance and training for those with mental

and/or physical disabilities.

Green Thumb, 2139 Route 33, Lexington Square Commons,

Box 8303, Trenton 08560-0303. Sydelle Norris, state director. 609-890-2121;

fax, 609-890-2124.

A national nonprofit that provides paid community service jobs for

disadvantaged and older adults.

Opportunities for All, 3490 Route 1, Princeton

08543. Vernon Long, executive director. 609-452-9753; fax, 609-452-9519.

A for-profit agency that places both disabled and non-disabled (U.S.

1, September 3, 1997).

St. John’s Community Services, 2137 Route 33, Lexington

Square Commons, Suite C, Hamilton 08690. Tanya N. McBride, office

manager. 609-586-8005; fax, 609-586-8096. Home page: http://www.sjcs.org.

A nonprofit that provides support and opportunities for individuals

with developmental disabilities, many of whom have been living in

institutions (U.S. 1, February 4, 1998).


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