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ARC of Bergen Passaic County

Mission: To provide enhanced opportunities for all citizens of Bergen and Passaic Counties with intellectual and other disabilities and their families through advocacy, community education, direct services, and customized supports and to help these individuals attain and maintain fulfilled and independent status within their own communities and to initiate actions to prevent the occurrence of disability whenever possible.

Bergen’s Promise

Mission and Vision: The goal of the organization is to keep “Healthy Families, Safe at Home.” Bergen’s Promise will provide exceptional care management services to keep youth and families physically and emotionally safe.  Our services will be built on the family’s strengths and delivered through a strong, coordinated network of community based providers. We will strive to provide the highest quality of care that will produce the most positive results for the youth and families we serve.

Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities

The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities is located in New Brunswick NJ and provides community and student training and technical assistance, conducts research, and disseminates information and educational materials. The Boggs Center, creates partnerships with people with disabilities, families, state and community agencies, and policy makers.

Collaborative on Faith and Disabilities

Our Mission: The mission of the Collaborative on Faith and Disability is to support people with disabilities, their families, and those who support them by providing national and international leadership in the areas of research, education, service, and dissemination related to disability, religion, and inclusive supports.

Department of Human Services NJ

DHS serves seniors, individuals and families with low incomes; people with developmental disabilities, or late-onset disabilities; people who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind; parents needing child care services, child support and/or healthcare for their children; and families facing catastrophic medical expenses for their children.

Eastern Christian Children’s Retreat


Mission Statement

The Eastern Christian Children’s Retreat is a private, non-profit organization created to support individuals with a broad range of intellectual and developmental disabilities. The sincere desire of the founders and the Board of Directors is that each resident have the opportunity to achieve personal growth and a meaningful life. Such a life will be minister to our residents by a caring, skilled and dedicated staff and guided by our Christian calling and principles.

Vision Statement

Trusting in God, and honoring the Christian commitment of its founders, ECCR will continue to support persons with developmental disabilities throughout all stages of life. To assure that each person shall realize his/her full potential as a child of God and be satisfactorily integrated within society, a variety of resources shall be used including residential care, adult programs and training, social and spiritual nurture and community advocacy.

Life Opportunities Unlimited

Life Opportunities Unlimited was incorporated in 1995 in anticipation of a need for services created by the move to address the community waiting list and the depopulation of the North Princeton Developmental Center.  L.O.U. has been providing residential and Day Program services to individuals who have developmental disabilities through contracts with the Division of Developmental Disabilities, Department of Human Services in the State of New Jersey. The agency’s Central Office is located in Ridgewood (Bergen County) New Jersey.

NJCRID (New Jersey Commission on Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities)

Established in 1980, the New Jersey Commission on Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities (NJ CRID) is dedicated to the statewide development and implementation of recreation and leisure services for individuals with disabilities.

The Commission is a non-profit organization, promoting and supporting recreation, and related services, through education and advocacy.

Ridgewood Community Access Network (Can)

The Village of Ridgewood is committed to providing its residents and visitors with a community that is always welcoming, always inclusive and always accessible. To that end, we take great care to help those with special needs get the attention, services and programs that they need, want and deserve.