BERNARDS TWP. , NJ — Our House, Inc., whose mission is to provide “healthy, stimulating, and inclusive environments for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities,” will open its 18th group home and celebrate with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Basking Ridge on Thursday, Feb. 1.

Located on a residential street, the new ADA-compliant, four-bedroom, two-bath ranch will be home to four adults with developmental disabilities. With 24-hour on site supervision, the home offers its residents a new and unique opportunity to live independently.

The Dalziel House is named after a local family who has made a significant gift to Our House to support its purchase and renovations.

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With excitement of the opening, Bruce and Mary Dalziel said, “We wish the new residents of the Dalziel House years of health and happiness in their new home.”

Michele DelCorsano, President and CEO of Our House, Inc. said that the Dalziel House will allow the agency to help even more individuals who need services.

“Imagine the joy of a parent to know that their child, who was faced with such obstacles, is now living on their own (with the necessary support) taking care of their household, participating in meaningful day activities – whether it be working or volunteering – and interacting with their communities in a positive way.  This is a powerful moment and why we do what we do,” she said. 

In addition to cooperation with Bernards Township, the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) also offered Our House funding for fire suppression in the home.

Our House offers programs to individuals across New Jersey in towns including: Livingston, Maplewood, West Orange, Verona, Summit Union, Westfield, New Providence, Millington, Basking Ridge, Berkeley Heights, Bound Brook and Bridgewater.

Join Our House Foundation on March 9, 2018 at the Basking Ridge Country Club from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and enjoy The Grape Debate, an interactive wine tasting fundraiser, with all funds to be used to support the Our House programs and services for individuals with developmental disabilities. 

About Our House Inc.

Our House, Inc. is a private, non-profit 501(c)3 organization that provides day programs, and residential, employment, and recreational services to more than 300 individuals with developmental disabilities. Our first home opened in 1980 in Summit, NJ, and we have steadily grown to 40 residences throughout Union, Essex, Somerset and Morris Counties.

The mission of Our House, Inc. is to provide healthy, stimulating, and inclusive environments for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through community residences, employment services, innovative day programs, social opportunities and related support services designed to help them achieve their full potential for living meaningful and productive lives. To learn more about Our House, visit www.ourhousenj.org.

About Our House Foundation

The mission of Our House Foundation is to private financial support to Our House, Inc., a non-profit public agency that provides housing, employment, and other social services to individuals with developmental disabilities.