Decades of Support
In 1984, the United Jewish Federation of MetroWest established a commission to identify and assess the needs of people with developmental disabilities and their families in the MetroWest community. By 1996, the Commission had evolved into Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled (JSDD) of MetroWest, a full-service agency incorporated in the State of New Jersey as a not-for-profit social service provider.
Residential programs are funded by the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities. Additional financial support is generated through an annual Friends Campaign, Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ and from donations to funds managed by the Jewish Community Foundation of MetroWest NJ.
Foundation supporting the agency’s programs, services, growth and development include The Healthcare Foundation of NJ, Russell Berrie Foundation, Hyde and Watson, and the Eisenberg Family Foundation.
In addition, The US Department of Housing and Urban Development, NJ Housing Mortgage Finance Association, Essex County Division of Housing and Community Development, Morris County Division of Housing and Community Development and the Federal Home Loan Bank partner with JSDD in support of the development of affordable housing for the agency’s 40 residents.
JSDD’s Board of Trustees and professional staff have defined the highest of quality as measured, not only through their concern for health, safety and compliance, but with an eye towards true quality of life.
Who we are
At JSDD, the expectations for quality extend beyond what services and supports may be available to what life fulfilling experiences are possible. Our philosophy supports the notion that there are no limits to those possibilities. We have developed opportunities over time through a dynamic process of establishing relationships with the agency’s residents and WAE Center members. Unexplored interests, ideas, prospects for learning, continuing education and creativity are constantly evolving and emerge as our remarkable staff and the people we support get to know each other and share experiences.
What we do
Ability is the focus of all efforts in supporting the men and women we serve. We are delighted and inspired each and every day by the insights, revelations and creative energy that emerges when respectful relationships for the gifts and talent of every individual are considered. Learning and creativity occur organically as people share themselves and develop friendships and help each other to grow.