The Arc Remembers Jennifer Bushko

May 12th, 2020

Jennifer Bushko joined The Arc of Essex County family in 2015 when she began attending the Main Street Hub Day Program. She took up residence with The Arc later in 2015 and moved into the Roseland Group Home with two of her three siblings in mid-2016. She transferred to the Community Link Day Program in 2016 and then to the West Caldwell Hub Day Program in 2018.

Jennifer loved the female WWE professional wrestlers, especially AJ Lee. A self-proclaimed girly-girl, she loved doing her hair and makeup and dressing up, particularly for the annual Day Programs Prom. She formed many deep connections with her roommates, peers, and staff all of whom will miss her greatly.

The Arc of Essex County conveys its condolences to the Bushko family and Jennifer’s extended Arc family during this difficult time. If you would like to make a donation to The Arc of Essex County in her memory, please visit and note that your donation is in memory of Jennifer – an acknowledgement of your tribute will be sent to family members.