Staff Spotlight: Takia Reed

October 28th, 2019

On Friday, October 25th, a local resident was compelled to call The Arc of Essex County to share her observations between Arc staff member Takia Reed and an adult resident in her care.  While the caller was in her local 711 convenience store, she watched as Takia nurtured, supported, and interacted with the resident with genuine affection.  She specifically noted that what she observed did not appear like a typical consumer/staff relationship, but more like a family relationship. 

The caller, who has an adult son with intellectual and developmental disabilities, was so touched by the exchange that she is now considering The Arc’s services for her own family member.  The Arc of Essex County recognizes Takia for living The Arc mission and bringing it to life in her day-to-day interactions.

Are you or someone you know interested turning your compassion into action at The Arc of Essex County?  Join us for an Employment Open House throughout the month of November.  Open houses will take place at The Arc’s main office on November 5, 13, 19, and 26th.  For questions and to RSVP, contact The Arc’s recruiter Cyeta Graham at or (973) 535-1181 ext. 1256.