A family with a loved one who has physical, developmental or mental health disabilities needs to ensure that their loved one has a bedrock of carefully-designed future care and support. PLAN/NJ is a non-profit social service organization established 25 years ago by the ARC of New Jersey to serve families throughout the state of New Jersey who have a loved one with disabilities. PLAN/NJ serves all people with disabilities providing services to individuals with a broad age span, from age 5 to age 90. Currently, we provide services for more than 621 clients.
The people we serve have various developmental, physical and psychiatric disabilities including autism, cerebral palsy, intellectual disabilities, traumatic brain injury and severe mental illness such as schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder. We assist individuals who live in various supervised and unsupervised homes. People with disabilities who live without support may require a great deal of assistance with all aspects of daily living needs.
Through our mission, PLAN/NJ helps families with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges in New Jersey answer the question, "Who will care for my loved one when I am gone?"
WE BELIEVE that people with disabilities have a right to experience the quality of life, and to receive the services that they and their families desire for as long as necessary.
WE DELIVER SERVICES by forming a circle of support comprised of families, social service providers, attorneys, financial advisors, and trust administrators. This enables us to deliver specific plans of action and ensure that necessary services are delivered.
PLAN/NJ provides families with lifetime assistance for people with differing abilities, putting the assistance in place when families are ready, whether individuals need these services now, or in the future. Formed by a consortium of families concerned about the quality of their loved ones' care after they could no longer be primary advocates, PLAN/NJ keeps clients and their families at the center of all we do. PLAN/NJ helps family members prepare and provide the legal, financial and independent living supports that their loved one needs and deserves.