New Jersey Connect, Inc. hopes that you find the following resources informative and helpful. Please click on the names to go directly to the individual websites:
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information, and advocacy.
For resources in your area and free support services, contact: www.ChristopherReeve.org
- The Paralysis Resource Center
- The PRC offers a constellation of services, communities, and programs.
- FREE Paralysis Resource Guide
- A comprehensive, 442-page book for individuals affected by paralysis and for those who care for them. The guide is available in multiple languages, electronic formats, and hard copy.
If you are interested in employment options, check out the National Institute for Telecommuting. The offer training and assistance for people with different abilities to work from at home call centers.
Their web address is ntiathome.org
The Union County Office for Persons with Disabilities & Special Needs is a great clearinghouse of information and resources.
Their web address is: www.ucnj.org/departments/human-services/opdsn/
In addition, If you have any issues related to COVID-19 feel free to reach out the staff at the Union County Office for Persons with Disabilities & Special Needs (OPDSN):
Manny Ramirez – 908-527-4807
Nicole DeAugustine – 908-527-4781
Helen Alvarado – 908-527-4845
Leighton Heisey – 908-527-4840
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plainfield & Middlesex County is a nonprofit, equal opportunity, Christian housing ministry dedicated to helping low and moderate income families improve the conditions in which they live in the Greater Plainfield area and Middlesex County of New Jersey.
The mission of the Kessler Foundation (https://kesslerfoundation.org/about-us) is to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities through discovery, innovation, demonstration and dissemination.
Within the New Jersey Dept. of Human Services, the Division of Disability Services (DDS) provides a single point of entry for those seeking disability-related information in New Jersey. DDS works to streamline access to services and information that promote and enhance independent living for individuals with all disabilities by facilitating coordination and cooperation among local, county, and state government agencies.
DDS promotes maximum independence and the full participation of people with disabilities within all aspects of community life. DDS publishes New Jersey Resources, the most comprehensive guide of services available throughout New Jersey for people with disabilities. This directory is updated annually.
The New Jersey Housing Resource Center is a free, online searchable registry of affordable and accessible housing units throughout the State of New Jersey.
R.P. Marzulli Co., Inc. is a property management business that manages the two projects developed by New Jersey Connect: Freeman Apartments in Springfield and The Apartments at St. Elizabeth’s in Linden. The company currently manages 30+ properties with more than 2700 units.