A Memorial Day celebration was held at the Passaic Ave. home with the women showing their patriotism in red, white and blue dress and decorations.  They participated in festive activities throughout the day with the assistance of the remarkable Director Support Professionals (DSP’s).  One resident was the DJ for the party and created a playlist in collaboration with one of the staff members. Another resident used her culinary skills while preparing the delicious food for the BBQ.  Artistic abilities were on display when it came time to decorating the patio and table.  The women and staff had an amazing day and the party was filled with fun and laughter while everyone danced, played board games and, of course, enjoyed the […]

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The women of JSDD’s Livingston residence have fewer distractions and increased downtime, with the stay at home restrictions in place.   Each day with the support of the exceptional Direct Support Professionals (DSP’s) they are finding new spaces for creativity.  Art is allowing them to unleash their creative sides with their newest freestyle pieces.  Their works below are an absolute inspiration for us all to see!

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Monique J.,  (second from left, above) Residential Manager of the Livingston home has been going above and beyond working on average 80 hours a week since the pandemic began.  She has demonstrated her commitment to JSDD and the women she cares for, by being there to cover shifts of her staff when they haven’t been able to work. Monique has expressed how grateful she is to JSDD for supplying her home with important PPE, as well as, necessities required in the home to aid in engaging the women while they must stay at home during these challenging times.  “When I come to work, I feel like I am coming home to my second family”, said Monique. The fellow staff and […]

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The women of JSDD’s Livingston residence have been enjoying life, even when having to stay at home each day.  Monique, Residential Manager has artistically created a video showcasing the fun happenings  which are being enjoyed.     

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Jared C. began working at JSDD’s WAE Center in 2017 as a DSP, bringing his positive personality and friendly smile.  In early March 2020 when the Center had to close its doors because of the pandemic, Jared was transferred to the Millburn home.  Most of the residents in this home had been attending the WAE Center and Jared had previously established a trusting relationship with them, helping to make a smooth transition for him and them.  “I love the residents and think of them as my second family.  I enjoy having the opportunity to spend time with them and get to know each distinct personality.  I can anticipate their needs and there is never a dull moment in the house”, […]

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