Department for Persons with Disabilities- Providing Help and Creating Hope
With a deeply rooted sense of family and a commitment to excellence, the Department for Persons with Disabilities (DPD) provides residential, vocational, spiritual, and social services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. DPD empowers each person to become active, contributing, and valued members of their community, and to participate fully in life with dignity and respect. DPD operates 10 group homes, 2 supervised apartments and a vocational day program throughout Northern New Jersey. In addition, we provide support for people with disabilities who live in the community.
In 2016, 4 individuals moved into our new group home, Giuliano House in Jefferson Township. These individuals had lived in institutions for their entire adult lives. Moving into DPD has allowed them to live more independently, while being surrounded by love, family and friendship. Last year, we also expanded our support for people who live in the community. Our Support Coordination Program in Northern NJ, expanded in 2016 from 15 individuals to 50 individuals. We help these people with ﬁnding the services they need.
Our new group home and overall agency expansion, has been made possible through our fundraisers, most notably, the Wiegand Farm Golf Classic. With over 8,000 people on a waiting list to get into programs like ours, it is an understatement to say that our services are vital.
DPD been classiﬁed as a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code and as such, contributions to DPD are tax-deductible under section 170 (c) of the Code. We serve based on “need and not creed” and provide support for all individuals regardless of their religious beliefs.
EIN/Federal Tax ID Number is: 22-2446394
How do we use the funds raised from the Wiegand Farm Golf Classic?
- Household purchases within DPD’s programs
- Repairs and upgrades in our group homes, supervised apartments and Gruenert Center
- Support of DPD’s recreational programs, empowering the people we serve to be active members of their communities
- Helping DPD adapt to its aging population and allowing our residents to “age in place” for as long as possible
- Community support for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who live at home with their families
- Expansion: With over 8,000 individuals on a waiting list to get into programs like ours, it is necessary for us to grow and help those in need
- Allowing DPD to continue to provide the highest level of quality care for each of the adults who we serve
- Funds raised on the Wiegand Farm Golf Classic are never used towards administrative costs!