Support Our 2022 Radiothon Fundraiser!

The Arc of Warren County’s Radiothon with WRNJ is just around the corner! It is the 68th anniversary of the Agency and we have a goal of raising $68,000 for this initiative. The countdown will continue until June 8, 2022, when WRNJ radio in Hackettstown will devote the whole day to sharing stories about the impact of The Arc of Warren County’s work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, from families, consumers, community leaders and employees. We need your help to make this event a success!

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Early Intervention

The Arc of Warren County provides a unique Early Intervention (EI) experience for families of infants and toddlers from birth to 3 years old with developmental delays or disabilities.

Community-Based Supports

Community-Based Support is designed to strengthen and promote families who provide care within the family home for a family member with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Community Living Arrangements

The Arc of Warren County has provided residential services for adult men and women with various developmental disabilities since opening our first group home in 1982. Currently we serve 81 individuals in 16 group homes and two supervised apartment programs throughout Warren County.

Arc Foundation

The Arc Foundation was established in 1998 to provide a continuum of funding to help assure the financial security of Arc programs for people with developmental disabilities.

Our Mission

The Arc, Warren County Chapter, Inc. is dedicated to helping people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities to live a good life–one where they have a chance to fulfill their potential, make choices, be as independent as possible, work, make friends and otherwise blend into society.

Camp Warren

Camp Warren Education and Recreation Center Summer Camp Program – providing quality camping experiences since 1962. Located in rural Warren County, Columbia, NJ, the camp is dedicated to providing quality service and supports for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

The Arc of Warren County, New Jersey

Dedicated to helping people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities to live a good life

The Arc of Warren County serves more than 1,100 people annually…

…including persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their family members. County-wide programs include community living arrangements (residential), community based supports, respite, Saturday programs, advocacy, recreation, summer camp, Special Olympics training, early intervention, and a wide variety of social services.

Careers at The Arc of Warren County are fulfilling…

If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of people, maybe a career at The Arc of Warren County is right for you.  The Arc of Warren County offers excellent benefits and generous paid time off. Learn more about opportunities at The Arc of Warren County by visiting our Careers page.

 

Announcements & Upcoming Events

Join us for the 2022 Arc of Warren County Awards Banquet

The Arc of Warren County is so pleased to announce the recipients of The Arc of Warren County Awards Banquet, which will be held at 6 p.m. on November 17, 2022 at Bello Giorno Restaurant in Belvidere.

Congratulations to the following award recipients:

  •  Jeff Hill – Distinguished Service Provider Award
  • Heather McTigue, CRMP, St. Luke’s Warren Hills Family Practice – Healthcare Provider Award
  • Jamie Stem (Phillipsburg High School) – Educator of the Year Award
  • Dan Torrone – Volunteer Award
  • Pieter Woodcock – Lifetime Commitment Award (posthumously)
  • WRNJ – Community Partner Award

Cost to attend is $50 per person. Please register online at arcwarren.org or contact Annamaria Lalevee at alalevee@arcwarren.org or at (908) 223-0884.

Join us for the 2022 Arc Golf Outing!

The Arc will hold its 2022 Golf Classic on Monday, September 12 at Hawk Pointe Golf Club. Join us for a fun day of golfing, food and socializing! Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

For more information, contact Annamaria Lalevee at (908) 689-7525 ext. 212 or alalevee@arcwarren.org

The Arc of Warren County Radiothon with WRNJ is Coming Up Quick

Washington, N.J., April 1, 2022 –The Arc of Warren County Radiothon with WRNJ is just around the corner and will be held on June 8th!

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Take a look at our latest Newsletter!

Learn about the services that The Arc of New Jersey has to offer!

Internationally renowned speaker to be featured at Autism Acceptance Month event

Dr. Kerry Magro’s Presentation “Defining Autism: From Nonspeaking to Professional Speaker” Was Made Possible through the Collaborative Efforts of Four Organizations

Washington, NJ, January 19, 2022 – Autism advocate and internationally renowned speaker Dr. Kerry Magro will present “Defining Autism: From Nonspeaking to Professional Speaker,” at Warren Hills High School Auditorium, on April 11, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, and registration is available at Defining Autism (salsalabs.org)

The program, in recognition of Autism Acceptance Month, is hosted by event sponsor Greenwich Autism Alliance Foundation, The Arc of Warren County, Abilities of Northwest Jersey, Inc., and Warren Hills High School.

The Arc of Warren County Enters into a Memorandum of Understanding with The Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Warren County

Washington, N.J., December 2, 2021 – The Arc of Warren County and The Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Warren County (DASACC) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding.

The purpose of this Memorandum of Understanding is to address the mutual goals and responsibilities regarding DASACC and The Arc of Warren County to strengthen communities by providing seamless service access for survivors with disabilities, a commitment to strategic planning, increasing awareness about service availability, and creating opportunities that improve the lives of individuals with disabilities who have been affected by domestic violence and/or sexual assault. Part of the agreement includes committing to cross training between both organizations and assigning staff members to facilitate on-going communication between partner agencies.

The Arc of Warren County is Awarded a Grant from the Greenwich Autism Alliance Foundation for $3,000

Washington, N.J., April 8, 2021 – The Arc of Warren County was recently awarded a grant from the Greenwich Autism Alliance for $3,000. These funds will be utilized to purchase tee shirts for the organization’s Summer Camp and Recreation Program through Camp Warren, as well as other items that will elevate the camp experience for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  These products include a new chest freezer, a portable training soccer goal set, a portable basketball hoop, a basketball, fishing lures, tackle and lines and portable dining chairs.

The Arc of Warren County's New Brochure is Now Available

 

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Staples in Mansfield Donates $1,400 in Supplies to The Arc of Warren County through their Care Packages Program

Washington, N.J., March 10, 2021 – Staples in Mansfield recently donated 280 $5 care packages to The Arc of Warren County. The care packages were donated to the Agency’s Day Program and Recreation Departments and contain crayons, colored pencils, hand sanitizers and pocket folders.

Special Olympics New Jersey Donates Almost $800 Worth of Game Equipment to The Arc of Warren County

Washington, N.J., February 3, 2021 – Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities have been unable to participate in Special Olympics activities, or even gather with others that they do not reside with, for almost a year.  In an effort to help with the void of being able to gather and participate in athletic competition, Special Olympics New Jersey donated athletic game equipment to different agencies that serve this vulnerable population, including The Arc of Warren County.

Board of Directors 2022 Election Member Notification

These are the recommended Slate of Officers to be installed during the June 13, 2022, Membership Meeting.  The meeting will be held at The Arc of Warren County, 3rd Floor Conference Room, 319 Washington Avenue, Washington, NJ 07882, at 6 p.m.

Slate of Officers: President: Nancy Wilson-Soga; First Vice-President: George Elsaesser; Second Vice President: Ginny Vogt; Treasurer: Jay Shulman; Secretary: Donna Gruter; Past President: Leslie Schott

Members at Large: Jim Travis; Arthur King; Ruth Cobb; Lou Baldino; Paul Speth; George Salamy

Thank you to the Conover and Conklin family for asking friends and family to honor the memory of Glen Conover by supporting The Arc of Warren County.

Thank you to the DiBiase family for asking friends and family to honor the memory of Michael DiBiase by supporting The Arc of Warren County. Michael was a longtime resident at The Arc of Warren County and made a positive impact on everyone who was fortunate enough to know him.

Thank you to the Woodcock family for asking friends and family to honor the memory of Pieter Woodcock by considering supporting The Arc of Warren County. Pieter was a beloved member of The Arc of Warren County staff. His wife, Karen, served as Board of Directors President and his son utilizes the services of The Agency.

 

The Arc of Warren County Names Group Home in Memory of Former Board of Directors President

The Oxford Group Home is Renamed The Pieter Woodcock Group Home

Washington, N.J., May 13, 2022 – The Arc of Warren County community came together, on May 9, 2022, for a dedication ceremony in memory of Pieter Woodcock, a beloved member of The Arc of Warren County family. The Oxford Group Home will now be known as The Pieter Woodcock Group Home. The recognition was a result of The Arc Board of Directors’ decision to celebrate Pieter’s longstanding commitment to the organization posthumously.

Members of the Community are Invited to an Easter Eggstravaganza Hunt on April 16, 2022

Proceeds Benefit The Arc of Warren County

Washington, N.J., March 15, 2022 – Members of the community are invited to an Easter Egg Hunt at 12 p.m. on April 16, 2022 at Riverfront Park, which is located at 213 Seber Road in Hackettstown. This event is presented by The Hackettstown High School Key Club, the Hackettstown BID and the Centenary University Alumni Association Executive Board.  Donations to participate in the event support The Arc of Warren County. The rain date for this event is April 23, 2022.

A Look at Washington’s Hidden Gem – Serendipity

The Arc of Warren County’s Classic Gift Shop Provides a Meaningful Work Experience for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Washington, N.J., March 15, 2022 – The definition of the word Serendipity is the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way. Serendipity is also the name of The Arc of Warren County’s classic gift shop located right in the heart of Washington at 40 East Washington Avenue. It is perhaps a hidden gem in the area, but the happy feelings that customers may have from shopping at Serendipity is most definitely not caused by chance.

 

The Arc of Warren County is Awarded a $12,680 Grant from The John A. & Margaret Post Foundation

Washington, N.J., February 9, 2022 – The Arc of Warren County has recently been awarded a grant in the sum of $12,680 from The John A. & Margaret Post Foundation for the cost of a power generator at one of the Agency’s 17 group homes in Washington.

 

 

April 11 – “Defining Autism: From Nonspeaking to Professional Speaker”, Autism Acceptance Month Event with Dr. Kerry Magro, 6:30 p.m. Warren Hills High School Auditorium

This event was made possible by a collaborative effort with The Arc of Warren County, Abilities of Northwest Jersey, the Greenwich Autism Alliance Foundation and Warren Hills High School.

May 17 – Membership Breakfast – “Estate Planning” presented by S. Paul Prior, Hinkle & Fischer, 9 a.m. Board Room, The Arc of Warren County

June 8 – The Arc of Warren County Radiothon 2022 with WRNJ, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Listen on WRNJ! – 104.7 FM, 105.7 FM, 92.7 FM, 1510 AM Co-chaired by Norman Worth, WRNJ and Jim Travis, SASCO Otterstedt Insurance.

July 16 – 6th Annual Arc of Warren County Triathlon with DASH Multisport, 8 a.m. Mountain Lake, Liberty Township

July 23 – The 4th Annual Arc of Warren County Food Truck Fest, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Donaldson Farms, Mansfield Township

September 12 – The Arc of Warren County Golf Classic, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Hawk Pointe Golf Club, Washington

November 17 – The Arc of Warren County Awards Banquet, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Bello Giorno Restaurant, Belvidere

Most of these events include sponsorship opportunities. For more information call (908) 223-0884 or email alalevee@arcwarren.org

The Arc of Warren County and The House of The Good Shepherd’s Golf Partnership Garnered Successful Results

Both Organizations Will Host Their Own Golf Outings Next Year

For the past two years, The Arc of Warren County and The House of The Good Shepherd combined their efforts for a hugely successful “Golf Classic” that netted both non-profit organizations much needed funds.  Thousands of dollars in funds were raised at the two events, with the proceeds supporting The Arc Foundation and The House’s Shepherd’s Fund. 

The Arc Foundation and The House’s Shepherd’s Fund. The Arc Foundation was established in 1998 to provide a continuum of funding to help assure the financial security of The Arc programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Shepherd’s Fund provides financial assistance to The House of the Good Shepherd residents whose resources have depleted over time and allows them to continue to receive care regardless of their financial capacity to pay.

While the two organizations enjoyed their dual events, in 2022, they will instead go back to previous years and host their own individual golf outings.

 

The Arc of Warren County is the Recipient of Student Fundraiser

Washington, N.J., April 18, 2021 – The Arc of Warren County was the recipient of a recent student fundraiser. Centenary University’s Sports Entertainment class raised $735 for the organization.

A group from Professor David Perricone’s class ran a Virtual Trivia Night for The Arc of Warren County recently as part of a course assignment.

Carinne Buzzuto, The Arc of Warren County’s Training Coordinator and Self-Advocacy Adviser, Will Receive the Exceptional Direct Support Professional of the Year from the New Jersey Self-Advocacy Project

Washington, N.J., March 22, 2021 – The Arc of Warren County’s Training Coordinator and Self-Advocacy Adviser, Carinne Buzzuto, will be receiving the Exceptional Direct Support Professional (DSP) of the Year Award from the New Jersey Statewide Self-Advocacy Network and New Jersey Self-Advocacy Project (a program of The Arc of New Jersey). This event will be held during their virtual Award Luncheon on April 17, 2021.

Watch the clip about Carinne’s award that aired on News 12 New Jersey below.

The Arc of Warren County Will Hold a Virtual Event in Honor of Developmental Disabilities Month and World Down Syndrome Day on March 19, 2021

Diana Stolfo, Experienced Down Syndrome Self-Advocate, Will Address the Audience about her Life Experiences and Why Self-Advocacy is So Important
Members of the Community are Invited to this Free Event

Washington, N.J., February 23, 2021- The Arc of Warren County will be holding a virtual event with Diana Stolfo, Experienced Down Syndrome Self-Advocate, at 3 p.m. on March 19, 2021 in honor of Developmental Disabilities Month and World Down Syndrome Day.  Diana will speak about her life experiences and why self-advocacy is so important for differently-abled people.  This event is free and open to the public. She will be introduced by Tom Baffuto, Executive Director of The Arc of New Jersey and John Whitehead, CEO of The Arc of Warren County.

Become a Member of The Arc of Warren County

Membership for The Arc of Warren County is renewed each January. The cost is $25 for an individual and $50 for a family.  Member benefits include:

  • Voting rights for the Board of Director Annual Meeting
  • Informational breakfasts
  • Discount for Serendipity
  • Invitations to informational events that focus on issues of concern for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their caregivers.

Please e-mail alalevee@arcwarren.org or call (908) 223-0884.

TESTIMONIAL

“We have learned so much about our son’s way of life with sensory needs, apraxia and autism.  Our therapists have encouraged us and really changed our lives.  It is wonderful to have them help us know our son.”

– Sasha Grossman, Early Intervention Parent.

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“The therapists in the Early Intervention area has helped our son work on social anxiety and his speech has improved so much.  I am very grateful for the help and expertise.”

– Kayelani Civitella, Early Intervention Parent.

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“Our therapist was so great with my son even though it was virtual.  By the end of the program, his vocabulary grew substantially.  In addition, she always made sure he was having fun!”

– Jennifer Oliveira-Bennan, Early Intervention Parent.

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“The Early Intervention Staff are extremely professional and genuine and have the best intentions for the families that they help. This is not just a job for them. They go above and beyond.”

– Yerkis Fleming, Early Intervention Parent.

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“My family feels very comfortable knowing that I am receiving great care through The Arc of Warren County. They do not need to worry about my well-being. It helps that everyone is very friendly and helps each other out.”

– Jill Young, Resident of The Arc of Warren County.

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“After Aerilyn was born we were told to take her home to prepare for the worst. I had no one to talk to, was home alone caring for my child 24/7 and focusing on the gravity of my situation. Luckily, I was eventually referred to The Arc of Warren County’s Early Intervention program. They helped pave the way to provide us with much needed services.”

– Miriellys Colon, Past Recipient of Early Intervention Services.

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“We were not prepared to face our daughter’s medical challenge by ourselves and because of The Arc of Warren County’s Service Coordination program we were not alone in this journey. The path was cleared to ensure our success. In fact, I cannot properly describe how thankful I am that this resource was available to us. ”

– Kristen Yankoski, Past Recipient of Service Coordination Services.

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 “Everyone we have encountered and worked with from scheduling to therapy felt like an extension of our family.  We genuinely felt their compassion and dedication to our children.”

– Michele Lohman, Recipient of Early Intervention Services.

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“In five months my son has gone from having a very small vocabulary to knowing all of the letters in the alphabet, the numbers 1 through 12, a bunch of colors and the name of animals.  The professionals who worked with my son helped him find his voice.  The tips and tricks that they taught him have made such a difference.”

– Mary Dove, Early Intervention Parent.

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“My son can now eat solid food and his motor skills have improved. Honestly, I would not know if we would have progressed so well without the Early Intervention Program.”

– Rebecca Griffin, Early Intervention Parent.

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“All the staff that my son and I had the pleasure of meeting are helpful, caring and understanding at all times. The services my son received helped him socially with his peers and family members. It helped me develop the understanding of him being non-verbal.”

– Maria Herrera, Early Intervention Parent.

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“All of my daughter’s instructors explain everything they are doing and why. This has helped me learn what I need to do for her.”

– Molly McMcLaughlin, Early Intervention Parent.

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“Our son is improving. He has been more social and is trying to say his b’s, p’s and m’s.”

– Krystal Swistack, Early Intervention Parent.

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“My child was not walking when we started.  He quickly learned to crawl and walk with after receiving therapy. When I expressed concern about my child not talking, they got me a speech evaluation and therapy ASAP.  He is still not talking, but is making more sounds and is trying to communicate more than ever before.” – Anonymous, Early Intervention Parent.

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“Our contact was great with our son. With her help and private therapy, he made great progress.” – Diane and Shawna Tabert, Early Intervention Parents.

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“Miss Katie went over and above.  She really cares what she is doing and it shows.  She did a great job to get Mason to where he is now.” – Cindy Ragalshy, Early Intervention Grandparent.

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“The resources that we received from the Early Intervention program helped us reduce and elminate the abusive tantrums our child threw. It taught us new ways to deal with situations and help discover new ways to communicate with our child’s limited expressive speech.  This service and the team we worked with were beyond amazing in helping us each step of the way.  We are beyond grateful for the work they helped us do and the changes we made!” – Brittany Burke, Early Intervention Parent.