In pursuit of our mission, we have partnered with the New Jersey Division of Development Disabilities to establish our first residence specifically designed for adolescents. ARCH (Adolescent Residence Creating Hope) House is home to three young adults and provides them with the support they need to live more independently and offer their family members reassurance that their loved ones have a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable place to live.
On Wednesday, June 13th we held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of the Arch House.
Throughout the next couple of weeks we will be highlighting four recipients of the Excellence in Program Service Award given out during the Annual Employee Recognition Dinner held on May 21st.
Today we are honored to highlight Nijole Ciegene. Nijole works in the agency’s Horizon School, delivering direct services to students with multiple disabilities. The agency selected just four individuals …out of a staff of more than 500 to receive this prestigious award, which honors those staff members who have demonstrated exceptional service in meeting the needs of those served by CPNJ.
Stephen Burke’s Family, who nominated Nijole, praised about her saying: “Nelly is a loving, extremely patient, eager to learn new strategies to assist Stephen…wonderful and great lady.”