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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

Take a look at our new Spring 2021 Newsletter!

Help Make This Year’s Radiothon for The Arc of Warren County with WRNJ Virtually Fantastic Once Again!

The 31st Radiothon With WRNJ Will Be Held on June 3, 2021

 The administration at The Arc of Warren County will hold its 31st Radiothon with WRNJ on June 3, 2021.  This event was the inspiration of the Executive Director of The Arc Foundation, Kevin Guyette, who passed away in October 2018.

Thank you to Norman Worth, of WRNJ, and Jim Travis, of SASCO Otterstedt, who have co-chaired this event for the third consecutive year.

Tune in to WRNJ on June 3rd for a full day of programming about the positive impact that this Agency has on the individuals that it supports and their families.

Want to be a volunteer for this initiative? Please reach out to alalevee@arcwarren.org

Job Fair!

We will be holding a job fair at our main office from 9 am to 4 pm on Friday, June 18. Come and talk to us about joining our team of caring and dedicated employees! We have a variety of positions available. We offer medical and dental insurance, as well as many other benefits, including 13 holidays and generous paid vacation and sick time.

Start a career which will change lives–including your own! For more information, go to our Careers page.

Meet Brianna

Brianna loves her career. For the past eight years, she has been employed by The Arc of Warren County where she oversees multiple group homes. At The Arc, she aids individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their progression to independence. On June 3rd, WRNJ will hold our 31st Annual Radiothon for The Arc of Warren County. When you give, you help Brianna help others live a better life. Please consider supporting The 2021 Radiothon with WRNJ!

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

 

Click image to read the new Agency brochure.

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.

The Arc of Warren County Employee is Nominated as an Arc of New Jersey Hero of 2020

Robyn Gardella Has a “Love of Humanity”

The Agency is fortunate to have her on the team for almost 20 years since she was a college student.  She has served in multiple roles, such as Community Living Arrangements Direct Care Advisor, Manager and Program Coordinator. She has served as Assistant Director for Recreation for the past couple of years.

The Arc of Warren County and The House of the Good Shepherd Golf Classic

The 2020 Golf Classic with The House of the Good Shepherd was extremely well-received in the community. Save the Date! We have already scheduled our next Golf Classic for September 13, 2021!

Hackettstown Rotary Foundation to Name Warren County Technical School Scholarship in Memory of Longtime Executive Director of The Arc of Warren County Foundation and Rotary Member

Hackettstown, N.J., April 20, 2020 – Starting this spring, The Hackettstown Rotary Club will be sponsoring a $1,000 annual scholarship for a graduating senior from Warren County Technical School named in memory of Hackettstown Rotary Club member, Kevin Guyette. This is a new scholarship that is made possible as a result of fundraising efforts by Hackettstown Rotary Club. The Club currently sponsors two annual scholarships to seniors graduating from Hackettstown High School.

Please consider making a donation today by clicking the button below. Thank you to all of our supporters!  The link below is for donations other than Radiothon 2021.

Your donation can be made in honor, in memory, or for a special occassion.

 

Thank you to the Kowalchuk family for asking friends and family to honor the memory of Joyce Kowalchuk by considering supporting The Arc of Warren County.

Thank you to the Geene and Notte family for asking friends and family to honor the memory of their father Jack Geene.  He was always grateful for the loving care his daughter received for more than 20 years as a resident of The Arc of Warren County.

Thank you to the Siersma family for asking friends and family to honor the memory of  Sue Siersma by considering supporting The Arc of Warren County.  Sue was a long-time Recreation volunteer and valued the time that she spent making a positive impact at the Agency.

Thank you to the Rigoletti family for asking friends and family to honor the memory of Martin Rigoletti by considering supporting camperships at Camp Warren.

Installation of Officers, Annual Membership Meeting and Election

The Arc of Warren County’s Annual Membership Meeting and Election will be held at The Chapel in Warren Valley at 6 p.m. on June 14, 2021.  Please come, meet The Board of Directors and kindly RSVP to Erin Stritch if you can attend at estritch@arcwarren.org by June 6, 2021. 

Meet Leslie Schott

 

Leslie is the The Arc of Warren County’s President of the Board of Directors. She has a long history with the Agency as she spent 27 years as a staff member and Board Liaison.  When Leslie retired in 2017, she shifted her focus to an advisory role and has now been the Board President for nearly a year. Learn more about The Arc of Warren County, an organization that Leslie is passionate about, on June 3rd.  WRNJ will hold the 31st Annual Radiothon for The Arc of Warren County. When you give, you help support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.  For information on Radiothon 2021, go to arcwarren.org

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.

The Arc of Warren County is Awarded a $10,450 Grant from The John A. & Margaret Post Foundation

Washington, N.J., January 13, 2020 – The Arc of Warren County has been awarded a grant in the sum of $10,450 from The John A. & Margaret Post Foundation for the cost of a power generator for the organization’s group home in Phillipsburg.

Serendipity Wins Washington Business Improvement District's Hometown Holiday Business Decorating Contest

Congratulations to Serendipity for winning the Washington Business Improvement District’s Hometown Holiday Business Decorating Contest.  The amazing display was created in part by consumers of The Arc of Warren County.  The holiday scene features many of the businesses of downtown Washington.  Serendipity was provided with a $250 prize for winning Best Window Decorating Contest and the People’s Choice Award.

 

The Second Annual Arc of Warren County Food Truck Fest

Congressman Josh Gottheimer’s Office Provides The Arc of Warren County with a Congressional Certificate of Recognition at The Second Annual Food Truck Fest. As a result of this opportunity, attendees enjoyed music, played games and try the fare from 12 food trucks – all while staying safe!  Save the Date for The Third Annual Food Truck Fest, which is scheduled for July 25, 2021.

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

“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.

TESTIMONIAL

“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.