Tyiesha B has been a devoted employee for 10 years.  She manages and coordinates the daily activities of JSDD’s West Orange Condo, but began her tenure at the West Caldwell Home, where she was (and still is) beloved by the six residents.  “Working with the men in my home has brought me so much joy.  I can write a book of all the great times we have had together”, said Tyiesha.  It is fulfilling for her to communicate with the  residents that they are not limited by their disability and they can do anything they set their minds to.   “The men of my home are truly my family.  My own family does not reside in New Jersey”, said Tyiesha.  During […]

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JSDD’s Homes participated in a virtual baking class hosted by The Friendship Circle.  Every home received a baking kit bag, prior to the day of the class, packed with all the essentials needed for cooking tasty muffins. JSDD’s Direct Support Professionals working in each home assisted the residents to follow along with the steps of instructions from the virtual class. From the pictures below you can see everyone enjoyed a delicious experience and were excited to see the faces of some dear friends on the Zoom class.    

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The Manager of JSDD’s Verona Apartments is Lena A., a graceful woman with incredible style. Not only is she always dressed impeccably, she has dedication and impeccable work ethic, as well, that has resulted in increased responsibilities and promotions during her 13 years with the agency!  Her first position was working as a Direct Support Professional (DSP) at the WAE Center – a holistic, creative and expressive arts learning program for people with disabilities dedicated to “Finding the Spark Within”.  Lena joined the residential team and was promoted to Assistant Manager and then Manager when an opportunity presented. Lena always offers a smile to brighten the day.  Her positive attitude is key to her success. “I look forward to seeing […]

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Slice Out Hunger, Slice, and Pizza to the Polls have collaborated to form Pizza vs. Pandemic.  Together they are feeding front line care workers by coordinating large orders with independent pizzerias.  These pizza orders provide much needed revenue to the small business restaurants.   JSDD was selected to be a recipient of this generous donation and several boxes of pizza were delivered this week to  the our homes. JSDD’s Direct Support Professionals (DSP’s) were thankful for the tasty hot pizza and being appreciated for the essential work they do every day.  #cantstoppizza  #pizzavspandemic   #pizza4good                                   Slice Out Hunger  

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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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