Large Crowd Gathers for Annual Membership Meeting & Free Housing Workshop

June 27th, 2017

More than 50 members of The Arc of Essex County attended the Annual Membership Meeting & Free Housing Workshop hosted on Monday, June 26th at the main office in Livingston.  Presented alongside The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute and the Supportive Housing Association of New Jersey (SHA), speakers discussed how to utilize SHA’s recently published housing guide, The Journey to Community Housing with Supports, to assist individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in New Jersey.

Throughout the evening, attendees learned about various housing models available in New Jersey, how innovative elements from the guide can be incorporated into affordable housing in a variety of residential settings, and how to utilize the resources available from multiple sources to fund housing and supportive services.  Speakers identified challenges and clear opportunities associated with planning for independent living.

If you have any questions about housing options available through The Arc of Essex County, please contact Director of Residential Service, Rebecca Lorusso via email at or by calling (973) 535-1181 ext. 1270.