Residential Services

A Life and a Home Like Yours and Mine

Life for adults with developmental disabilities should be like yours and mine —engagement in an active life spent working, time spent with friends, involvement in the community and following their hearts and minds to pursue interests and hobbies and continued learning towards personal growth.

Supervised, Supportive, Community Based Services

JSDD operates twelve programs in nine communities. Group homes, supervised apartment and supportive living arrangements are located in the following towns:
  • Millburn
  • Maplewood
  • Livingston (2)
  • West Orange
  • Parsippany
  • Whippany
  • West Caldwell (2)
  • Verona (2)
  • Morristown
JSDD’s kosher community residences are special places. From the outside, they look the same as every other home in the neighborhood. Each morning, residents leave for work; each evening they return. What is the difference here is that adults with developmental disabilities are the families who call these houses “home.”
People living in JSDD residences have hopes, dreams, talent and spiritual connections, as well as a need for assistance and support. Like most people, the individuals served by JSDD want to have the opportunity to participate in the community as fully as possible. The residential programs support them in accessing community activities and resources in the towns in which their home is located and the surrounding communities, as well.
In our homes, everything has been organized to ensure safety, well being and encourage independence and family. 24-hour staffing may be provided for those requiring it. During the week, residents go to work, attend a vocational or day program or experience individualized community programs. Planning for evening and weekend activities, as well as holiday celebrations and vacations is done both individually and as a group and individual preferences are valued and respected.

Make a difference in the lives of men and women with developmental disabilities by supporting JSDD through your tax-deductible donation.

Our JSDD Legacy Society is a group of individuals who are committed to ensuring that people with developmental disabilities continue to be supported in a dignified and inclusive way.

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Without the help of these institutions and organizations, JSDD could not provide the support and services over the last three decades.

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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.