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...A place where people with learning and developmental disabilities live and work together

...A neighborhood where individuals learn to advocate for themselves and make well-informed choices about issues that affect their lives

...A community where each person is encouraged to succeed and to live life to its fullest

...A shining light bringing support and dignity to its clients and assurance and hope to their parents and families

What is JESPY House?

JESPY House is an extraordinary program for adults with learning and developmental disabilities who demonstrate the ability to live independently and gain competitive employment. Located in South Orange Village, New Jersey, JESPY House opened its doors in 1978 with four clients and three staff people. Today, more than 70 skilled staff members are devoted to meeting the needs of more than 150 clients.

JESPY services include:

Every client in the JESPY program is assigned a case manager. As clients age, services are adapted to meet their changing needs. Support is available at all times, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Who is a JESPY Client?

JESPY House welcomes men and women, ages 18 and older, who have been diagnosed with learning disabilities, neurological impairments and/or perceptual impairments. Each prospective JESPY client is carefully screened and evaluated. Depending on the level of their ability, JESPY clients may immediately begin to live independently in the JESPY community, or they may first become part of the Residential Living Program where they will learn the skills to achieve independence. Although individuals of all faiths are accepted, Judaic principles are maintained throughout the program.

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Please take a look at our 2015 CARF accreditation report

CARF 2015

Due to technical difficulties, we cannot accept online donations at this time. If you would like to make a donation, please contact Administrative Director Sandy Szydlowski at (973)762-6909 Ext. 300.

JESPY House Mission

JESPY House is non-profit organization enabling adults with learning and developmental disabilities to achieve their full potential and to lead independent lives.