Introducing The Over 21 Gap Fund

May 24th, 2017

While a 21st birthday is a milestone in any young person's life, for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities this is also a time of change.  Often, high school graduation is on the horizon and caregivers are working to find the perfect fit as their loved ones transition from school to adult life. Amidst all of this excitement, some families are confronted with an immediate and unanticipated obstacle.  This year's spring appeal introduces The Arc of Essex County's "Over 21 Gap Fund."

"The help I received from The Arc of Essex County kept me ahead of the game.  I can't even begin to think about what would have happened if the services just ended," said Mary Allen.  "Imani would not have accepted that.  The continuity provided by The Arc, even though you didn't have to, was absolutely wonderful. Everything is working out better than I could have imagined."

Read this year's spring appeal to learn about The Arc of Essex County's "Over 21 Gap Fund". Then, make a tax-deductible donation to so we can continue to meet this funding need for future recipients.  Donations can be made online at, via mail to 123 Naylon Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039, or via phone by calling (973) 535-1181 ext. 1224.