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, The Kessler Foundation, Russell Berrie Foundation, Hyde and Watson, Eisenberg Family Foundation and the NJ State Council on the Arts.
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.