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.

Donate to Radiothon 2020

If you want to donate to Radiothon quickly and easily, without setting up or joining a fundraising team, this is the place for you! Thank you!

Be a Fundraiser for Radiothon 2020

If you want to create your own fundraising team, or join someone else’s team, this is the place to start. Thank you!

If you have any questions about donating to Radiothon 2020, or becoming a fundraiser, please reach out to Annamaria Lalevee: alalevee@arcwarren.org or (908) 223-0884.

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

Board of Directors 2020 Election

MEMBER NOTIFICATION

These are the recommended Slate of Officers to be installed during the June 22, 2020 Membership Meeting at 10 a.m. via Zoom.

The Slate of Officers

_____ President: Leslie Schott

_____ First Vice-President: Nancy Wilson-Soga

_____ Second Vice-President: George Elsaesser

_____ Treasurer: Jay Shulman

_____ Secretary: Ginny Vogt

Members at Large

_____David Keeney

_____James Travis

_____Carolyn Wolf

_____Karen Marshall

_____Ruth Cobb

_____Donna Gruter

_____Lou Baldino

_____Paul Speth

_____Karen Woodcock

Write-in_______________________________

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Contact Annamaria Lalevee at alalevee@arcwarren.org for more information.

Early Intervention Newsletter!

Our Early Intervention Department has created a wonderful new newsletter. Click the button below for more information.

Nuestra Departamento de Intervención Temprana ha creado un Boletín Informativo nuevo. Presione el botón para accesar más información. Actualmente este Boletín Informativo está escrito en Inglés, pero estamos trabajando para tenerlo en Español lo antes posible. Esperamos que le sea de utilidad.

Meet John

 

John’s parents have been utilizing The Early Intervention Program at The Arc of Warren County since December 2018 when he was just four months old. He was eventually diagnosed with a rare condition called Sotos Syndrome and Chromosome 931.1. Deletion. The family receives physical and speech therapy and information about feeding strategies from the Agency.  John’s mom, Elysia, says she can’t say enough of the support that The Arc has provided to them. His doctors predicted that he would be 100% g-tube dependent for eating and drinking. This has not been the case as a result to the services that the family has received. According to John’s mom, the Early Intervention program at The Arc of Warren County has been life changing!  Will you make a difference and help support The Arc of Warren County’s Radiothon by using the online giving tool. Please join us on June 17th for the 2020 WRNJ Radiothon programming.

 

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.

The Arc of Warren County is Awarded a Small Cities Community Block Grant From The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs

Washington, N.J., March 26, 2020 – The Arc of Warren County has been awarded a Small Cities Community Development Block Grant from The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for $400,000 for building improvements for a facility located in Washington.

This federal grant will allow the organization to address structural, drainage and heating issues at one of the Agency’s locations at the Gardner Court Apartments.  It will provide rehabilitation to the building and make improvements to allow better handicap accessibility.

The Arc of Warren County Wins The New Jersey Self Advocacy Project’s Disability Awareness Month Poster Contest

The Poster and Its Creators will Be Featured at the Statehouse on March 19, 2020

Washington, N.J., March 5, 2020 – Members of The Arc of Warren County community will be traveling to Trenton on March 19, 2020 to be honored at the Statehouse for Disability Awareness Month for their winning entry in a statewide poster contest.

The Arc of Warren County Awarded $4,000 Grant From ShopRite’s Partners in Caring

 Washington, N.J., March 18, 2020 – The Arc of Warren County received a $4,000 grant from ShopRite’s Partners in Caring Program to support food orders at the NORWESCAP Food Bank.   The grants were made by ShopRite’s RoNetco Supermarkets ($1,000) and ShopRite’s Village Supermarkets ($3,000).

“This grant will make a positive impact on the Agency,” says John Whitehead, CEO of The Arc of Warren County.  “It allows us to utilize funds elsewhere by providing us with $4,000 worth of food for our residents. I would like to specifically thank RoNetco Supermarkets, Village Supermarkets, and NORWESCAP for making this opportunity possible.”

Meet Mary and Carol

They are best friends, neighbors and residents of The Arc of Warren County.  They have both learned skills from their Go-Getters Group on how to effectively self-advocate. They participate in camping trips, conferences and are on the planning committee for the annual prom for The Arc. These days they are keeping busy with their caregivers playing games, making crafts and other activities.  Please join us on June 17th for the 2020 WRNJ Radiothon for the Arc, so you can meet Carol and Mary yourself. Would you consider supporting The Arc through the online donating tool.

 

Meet Arthur

Arthur stays busy these days reading Stephen King novels, watching movies and playing games. Most of the time though, he is busy as the Vice President of The Arc of Warren County’s Self-Advocacy Group and Vice President of Council One, which is managed by The Arc of NJ.  He has traveled to Washington, D.C. and spoke about disability rights and received a coveted award from The Arc of NJ for his outstanding leadership. He is a resident of one of the 17 different facilities that is managed by The Arc of Warren County. Please join us on June 17th for the 2020 WRNJ Radiothon for The Arc and you can hear more about Arthur’s story. Would you consider supporting The Arc through the online donating tool?

Meet Brianna

Brianna loves her career. For the past seven years, she has been employed by The Arc of Warren County. She oversees three group homes. Her favorite part of the position is helping people. She feels that everyone works as a cohesive team and the consumers and staff members care for each other almost like a big family. She finds it satisfying to aid the individuals who she supports in their progression to independence. 

Will you help support The Arc of Warren County’s Radiothon using the online giving tool by clicking here.

29th Annual Radiothon with WRNJ

The 29th Annual Radiothon with WRNJ fundraiser will take place on June 17, 2020. The day will be filled with programming on WRNJ that will focus on the positive impact that The Arc of Warren County has had on many lives. Please consider donating or starting your own fundraising team. If anyone is interested, please contact Annamaria Lalevee at (908) 223-0884.

For more information, click here for the press release.

To make a donation or create your own fundraising team, click here.

Give a Tribute Gift From the Heart

Honor your loved one with a financial gift to The Arc of Warren County. Your donation can be made in honor, in memory, or for a special occasion. Simply specify the name of your loved one and the tribute message. Your gift, with your permission, will be listed with others who are providing a tribute to your loved one…

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.

TESTIMONIAL

“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.

TESTIMONIAL

“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.

TESTIMONIAL

 “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.

TESTIMONIAL

“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.