31.5. Additional Programs or Resources
Abilities of Northwest Jersey
Phone: (908) 689-1118
Abilities of Northwest Jersey Inc., is a private, not-for-profit 501(c) 3 community rehabilitation program providing vocational training and employment services since 1974 to the disabled and disadvantaged population of Warren, Hunterdon and Morris counties.
Accessible Services from NJ TRANSIT
This guide provides a description of the accessible services available to people with disabilities and senior citizens. In this section, you'll find information on: Accessible rail stations and train cars, Lift-equipped and kneeling buses, Accessible light rail stations and vehicles, Access Link ADA Paratransit, and County Paratransit.
Adam Taliaferro Foundation
Phone: (609) 502-0424
Provides emotional, financial and educational support to student-athletes who suffer catastrophic head or spinal injuries in sanctioned team events in New Jersey, Pennsylvania or Delaware. The foundation also provides educational and financial support related to the research, prevention and care of such injuries.
Aging and Disability Resource Connection
The Aging and Disability Resource Connection serves as a visible and trusted source of information on long term services and supports for persons of all incomes.
Alan T Brown Foundation
Toll-free: (888) 382-9255
The Alan T Brown Foundation (ATBF) is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis. Through personal contact we provide information, resource referrals and peer support to the paralyzed individual and their family. We strive to assist individuals in achieving the highest personal level of independence, sustaining a healthy lifestyle, managing daily and chronic health issues, and adjusting to their new life after paralysis.
Central Jersey Spinal Cord Association
17 Jefferson Avenue, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 8903
Phone: (732) 220-0870
The Central Jersey Spinal Cord Association is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1987 by Kevin Hoagland that is run by all-volunteer board of directors. CJSCA has no paid employees. CJSCA raises money for spinal cord research, provides financial assistance to people with spinal cord injuries in central New Jersey for adaptive equipment, and home/vehicle modifications, and provide advocacy for people with disabilities.
The Chore Service helps senior homeowners age 60 and over, as well as homeowners with disabilities of all ages to remain safe and secure in their homes by performing minor household repairs that they can neither do themselves nor get anyone else to do. Services are provided by Chore crews of volunteer handypersons, many of whom are seniors themselves. There is no charge for Chore's services, but clients are expected to pay for the parts necessary to complete the repair.
Community Health Law Project
Phone: (973) 275-1175
Provides legal and advocacy services, training, education, and related activities to persons with disabilities and the elderly and to organizations representing their interests, with an emphasis on those most vulnerable and needy.
Community Options, Inc.
Phone: (609) 951-9900
Community Options provides housing, support services and advocacy assistance to help empower people with disabilities.
Family Resource Associates
Phone: (732) 747-5310
Family Resource Associates (FRA) is a New Jersey non-profit agency located in Shrewsbury, helping children, adolescents and people of all ages with disAbilities to reach their fullest potential. FRA connects individuals to independence through modern therapies and advanced technology. Acknowledging the powerful influence of the family, we remain committed to them by offering both support and education.
Family Voices of New Jersey
Phone: (973) 642-8100
We provide information, assistance and outreach in working toward better health care systems for families of children with special health care needs in New Jersey. Family Voices tackles medical issues affecting special children such as managed care, insurance issues, SSI, and new changes in special education. We have videos, literature, and a national and statewide newsletter-all of which are free.
Phone: (973) 523-6778 Ext. 19
Family WRAP provides one-stop, "wrap-around" services, information, resources and support to families of children with disabilities, developmental delays and special health care needs.
Jack Scura Fund
The Jack Scura Fund is offering a $5000 scholarship to disabled high school seniors who will be enrolling in an undergraduate program in the fall or are currently enrolled. Applicants must be an incoming or current student of an undergraduate program of a New Jersey college or university and have any kind of disability. Student must have a 3.2 and above GPA (based on a 4.0 scale). Special attention will be given to applicants who have tremendous resumes or Curriculum Vitae. Must have proof of disability documentation.
Mid-Atlantic Agrability Project
Phone: 800-371-1986, Ext. 102
The Mid-Atlantic Agrability Project (MAAP) is part of a national program sponsored by the USDA that promotes independence of farmers, watermen, loggers and poultry growers who want to continue to farm despite a disabling or health condition
New Jersey Self-Help Group Clearinghouse
Phone: (800) 367-6274
The New Jersey Self-Help Clearinghouse is a non-profit, statewide organization funded through the Division of Mental Health Services, that helps people find and form self-help support groups.
New Jersey Statewide Parent to Parent
Phone: (800) 372-6510
Parent to Parent is a statewide network of parents supporting families of children with developmental delays, disabilities, and special health needs.
Push to Walk
Phone: (862) 200-5848
Contact via email
Push to Walk is a physical training program in Riverdale, New Jersey that provides external stimulation to the dysfunctional nervous system that results from a spinal cord injury. Their mission is to improve the quality of life for people with spinal cord injuries through recovery and exercise training in a one-on-one relationship between client and trainer.
Rebuilding Together, Essex County
Rebuilding Together, Essex County, NJ works with local community and government organizations to identify low-income homeowners, particularly those who are elderly, disabled, or have small children living at home and in need of assistance.
Rebuilding Together Jersey City
Rebuilding Together Jersey City (RTJC) is a nonprofit organization that helps preserve and revitalize houses and communities of low-income households. The all-volunteer organization works in collaboration with communities and local businesses to help rehabilitate homes and ensure that the owners live in warmth, safety, and independence.
Rebuilding Together North Jersey
Rebuilding Together provides critical repairs and home modifications – at no cost to the homeowner – thanks to the work of generous volunteers and financial donations from organizations, corporate sponsors and individuals.
The Rewarding Work website gives older people and individuals with disabilities the choice of hiring staff directly and allows them control of the process of hiring personal assistants. The site also provides private agencies a resource to assist in recruitment of direct support professionals and other staff. You can get names, contact information, and availability of direct care workers and agencies that provide respite services or personal care, review their experience, and learn if they are available to work mornings, days, evenings, overnight, or weekends.
Roxey Ballet is a world-class, all-inclusive contemporary ballet company that uses dance to build community and cultural bridges. The company maintains a full schedule of local, national, and international touring. Roxey Ballet was incorporated in 1995 as a New Jersey non-profit organization whose mission is to deliver artistic and cultural excellence through professional dance performances, residencies, educational programs, workshops, and master classes. The company takes pride in its multicultural and all-inclusive organization, fostering a creative environment of growth for all. Roxey Ballet is fully accessible to those with disabilities.
Phone: (732) 747-5310
TECHConnection provides assistive technology solutions and computer resources for everyone.
VSA arts of New Jersey
Phone: (732) 745-3885
VSA/NJ provides arts programming throughout New Jersey and resource and referral services for any individual or organization requiring information or assistance with arts issues as they relate to individuals with disabilities, accessibility, and physical or programmatic accommodations.