Department For Persons With Disabilities

Providing Help, Creating Hope

aka DPD, Catholic Charities Diocese of Paterson   |   Oak Ridge, NJ   |  https://ccpaterson.org/dpd

Mission

With a deeply rooted sense of family, faith and community; 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. Through competent and compassionate care, DPD empowers each person to become active, contributing, and valued members of their community, and to participate fully in life with dignity and respect. As a Catholic Charities Agency, DPD strives to end discrimination toward people with disabilities and works for social change by being a voice for justice and advocacy, and convenes others to do the same.

Ruling year info

1946

Principal Officer

Joanna Miller

Main address

1 Catholic Charities Way PO Box 2539

Oak Ridge, NJ 07438 USA

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Formerly known as

Department for Special Education

EIN

22-2446394

NTEE code info

Unknown (Z99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There is a lack of support services and representation for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Since1965, DPD has been a leader in supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. With a deeply rooted sense of family, faith and community, and a commitment to excellence, the Department for Persons with Disabilities provides residential, vocational, spiritual, and social services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Through a continuum of programs, we aim to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. We help engage people with special needs in their communities, assist with advocating for their rights and promote equity and inclusion.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Group Homes and Supervised Apartments

The Department for Persons with Disabilities has 10 group homes across 3 counties that provide help and create hope for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We also operate 2 supervised apartments, Basile Apartments in Wayne, and Kelleher Apartments in Butler. Murray House, opened in 1972, is the longest running group home in the state of New Jersey. We pride ourselves on providing a high level of care and support for individuals and families.
https://ccpaterson.org/about-group-homes
https://ccpaterson.org/supervised-apartments

Population(s) Served

Gruenert Center is DPD's Adult Day Training program located in Lake Hopatcong, NJ. Gruenert Center offers a diversified experience to approximately 57 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through work opportunities, vocational training and educational opportunities. The Center also offers recreational activities; social opportunities; prime manufacturing of ceramics; support for families; and groups including current events, a book club, an art group, stress management, a fix it group, performing arts and more.
https://ccpaterson.org/gruenert

Population(s) Served

"The clear choice for your support coordination needs"

Department for Persons with Disabilities of the Catholic Charities, Diocese of Paterson, is the clear choice for your Support Coordination needs! With over 50 years of service to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, we provide help and create hope for hundreds of people each day. We are the only Council on Accreditation (COA) accredited support coordination agency in all of New Jersey. We offer services to residents of Sussex County, New Jersey who are eligible for the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) services.

https://ccpaterson.org/sc

Population(s) Served

DPD's Saturdays at the Center (SATC) program is designed specifically for young adults (18-40) with intellectual and developmental disabilities who reside in the community. SATC offers weekend socialization, recreational activities, community trips, educational opportunities, information about group home and independent living, like skills training and more. Respite time for caregivers will be provided as the program is well supervised by experienced staff and volunteers.

https://ccpaterson.org/saturdays-at-the-center

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Accreditations

Council on Accreditation (COA) 1986

Affiliations & memberships

Catholic Charities USA 1984

Council on Accreditation (COA) 1986

New Jersey Association of Community Providers 1980

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with intellectual disabilities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1. Recognized by all as a ministry for people with disabilities where they are fully accepted and loved.
2. A place where families of people with disabilities can feel secure that their son, daughter or relative will receive services from a dedicated staff who embody the love of Jesus in the world and who sees each person as a gift from God.
3. An effective voice for justice and inclusion of all people with disabilities in society.
4. A convener of other persons to assist in the delivery of services and supports as well as to advocate for full inclusion

1. To ensure persons with special needs receive nothing but the best care while under our services and to be treated with dignity.
2. To Continue to Offer and Expand our Volunteer Program for the Benefit of our Residents, Clients and Volunteers
3. To Continue Spirituality Programs and Pastoral Care Programs for Residents/Clients

For over 55 years, the Department for Persons with Disabilities has been a pioneer and leader in providing support services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Today, DPD work collaboratively with county, state, and federal agencies, as well as fellow provider organizations and community service groups to assure that we are providing state of the art services for the people we help. Internally, program leaders from across three counties meet with organizational leadership bi-weekly to help with a team approach. Since 2017, our agency has unified with other Catholic Charities agencies within the Diocese of Paterson to better help many communities in need.

1. Incorporated in 1965, DPD is the longest running provider agency for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in New Jersey and one of the longest running in the nation.
2. We take pride in the work we do and strive for excellence. DPD has been fully accredited since 1986 by Council on Accreditation (COA), a national and international accrediting organization. COA evaluates all of DPD's services compared to national "best practice" standards in both non-profit management and its developmental disabilities' programs, considered to be the highest standards in the field.
3. DPD operates a day habilitation program, Gruenert Center. 65 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities attend Gruenert Center five days a week. In 2014, we established Gruenert Center special needs program, for Individuals who need more extensive staff support.
4. In 2013, we began offering support coordination, (case management) services for residents in Sussex County, NJ.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Department For Persons With Disabilities

Board of directors
as of 08/03/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Herbert Tillyer

James Bashant

No Affiliation

John Butler

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Michael Calabrese

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Diane Cavanagh

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Thomas Ciborski

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Dorothy Dee

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Bruce DeMolli

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Joseph Duffy

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Joseph Giuliano

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Gerald Hanifan

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Dennis Murray

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Okechi Ogbuokiri

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Don Okner

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Christopher Onwuasoanya

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William Rudloff

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Brian Sullivan

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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/23/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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