Bloomfield Group Home Renovation Completed

The six residents of The Arc of Essex County’s Bloomfield group home returned to their beautifully renovated community residence in June, after months of extensive construction work that increased accessibility throughout the home.

Nestled on a quiet street full of 100-year-old homes, the Bloomfield residence underwent comprehensive updates, with the entire first floor gutted and renovated to feature wider hallways and doorways, a new accessible kitchen, accessible bathrooms, and an expanded deck and access ramp, reconfigurations that have made the home more maneuverable and comfortable for The Arc’s residents and staff. New office and laundry areas also improved the overall utility of the spaces.

The project expanded to include making changes to the second floor, including painting, new carpeting in the hallway and staircase, new flooring in two of the bedrooms, and a new toilet and vanity. The exterior was also updated to feature new ramp areas in front and back, as well as new siding, roofing, and trim.

At a cost of $450,000 the renovation was an investment in the well-being of The Arc’s residents and staff, who expressed joy and excitement about their newly updated home.

To learn more about our residential program, contact Rebecca Lorusso, senior director of residential adult services, at 973-535-1181 x1270 or