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Ground Breaking

Pillar Care Continuum “broke ground” on a new group home in Morris Township last week. Staff members went outside the agency’s administrative offices and practiced social distancing to signify the work that has begun on the new home, which will include a 4-person group home and a 2-bedroom attached special needs apartment. Our thanks JMF Properties for donating the land, the Steven and Beverly Rubenstein Charitable Foundation for their generous support, Petillo, Inc., Peerless Concrete and Lakeside Construction for their pro bono work , and to officials at the NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities and at Morris Township. (Pictured, from left to right: Pillar CFO Hassan Farhan, Facilities Coordinator Charlie Andrews, Director of Residential Services Kent Dettlo and CEO & President Purna Rodman Conare.)

Pillar Care’s Covid Emergency Fund

Pillar Care’s 15 group homes provide around-the-clock care and support for adults with severe disabilities and medical challenges.  We are now raising funds to purchase critically needed personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, gloves, gowns and goggles for our residents and the staff members who care for them.  Please join us in supporting those on the front lines by making a gift to Pillar’s Covid Emergency Response Fund and sharing this with others you think would help, click here

Continuum Through Covid

Special needs families are particularly hard hit during the current Covid-19 crisis. They need groceries and other critical items, but often can’t travel without putting their medically involved loved one at risk. To help, Pillar Care’s Senior Employment Specialist Marlon Greer has been traveling to local food pantries to pick up supplies for families of some of our day program participants. Please join all of us at Pillar Care in thanking Marlon for ensuring that our families receive the help they need to get through this difficult time.

Thank You Westnet Inc

A heartfelt thank you to the wonderfully generous people from Westnet Inc. for their donation of masks, thermometers, sanitizer, coveralls and lab coats to protect the residents and staff members at our group homes.  At a time of dire shortage and widespread price gouging that is making it nearly impossible for providers to obtain critically needed supplies, Westnet extended a much needed helping hand. #continuumthroughcovid

Supplies Needed

We need your help! We are in desperate need of critical supplies: medical masks, disposable gloves and gowns, hand sanitizer and thermometers.  If you have anything you would be able to donate at one or our locations please contact David Bishop at dbishop@pillarnj.org.

We want to thank staff members from our In-Home Supports program who continue to travel every day to participants’ homes to provide assistance. These individuals need help now more than ever, and our staff members are there for them day after day in spite of the ongoing personal hardships. Please take a moment to thank them and encourage them in their important work.

Day Program Staff Support Pillar Group Homes

Pillar Care joined other providers in closing our day programs for adults in response to the COVID-19 virus. These closures left our group homes having to provide coverage during the day, when we did not typically have staff there. Staff members from our day programs have stepped forward to work at the group homes to ensure the safety and well being of our residents. Please join us in expressing your thanks and support for all of these staff members for responding to the crisis every day. #continuumthroughcovid

Posted by Pillar Care Continuum on Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Pillar Care joined other providers in closing our day programs for adults in response to the COVID-19 virus.  These closures left our group homes having to provide coverage during the day, when we did not typically have staff there.  Staff members from our day programs have stepped forward to work at the group homes to ensure the safety and well being of our residents.  Please join us in expressing your thanks and support for all of these staff members for responding to the crisis every day.

Thank You Pillar Care Group Home Staff Members

Please join us in thanking the incredibly dedicated staff members working at our group homes. Our residents have severe disabilities and medical challenges and are among those most at-risk with the spread of COVID-19. Our group home staff members continue to provide around-the-clock care to ensure their well-being. Please post a message of support to our heroes in the front lines so they know how much we appreciate them. #continuumthroughcovid