The Parsippany law firm Inglesino, Webster, Wyciskala & Taylor has donated $10,000 to Community Access Unlimited (CAU) for general support of the agency's programs, services and members. This is the second year the firm has made this donation.
Community Access Unlimited (CAU), a statewide nonprofit providing support programs and services to adults with disabilities as well as youth served under the Department of Children and Families (DCF) to enable them to live independently in the community, providing supports in areas including housing, vocational skills and life-skills training, education, advocacy and recreation.
"We support the great things Community Access Unlimited does," said Lisa D. Taylor, a partner in the firm. "I don't think the agency can have a better name. Community Access provides people with disabilities with access to housing, employment, life-skills training, advocacy and more so they can live meaningful lives in the community."
Inglesino, Webster, Wyciskala & Taylor is a boutique law firm providing legal services in a variety of areas, including litigation, municipal law, real estate, land use and redevelopment, healthcare law, property tax appeals and aviation.
Taylor became familiar with CAU through her work with the Alliance for the Betterment of Citizens with Disabilities, a coalition of provider agencies in the social services sector that works to improve the lives of individuals with multiple physical and developmental disabilities through early intervention, special education, Medicaid, workforce development, support coordination and affordable and accessible housing.
"Community Access is increasingly supporting other nonprofits in the community," she said. "It's really about an organization and its people supporting other organizations and people who are doing such great things. The opportunities are unlimited."
Sid Blanchard, CAU executive director, said the firm's donation will support the agency's mission.
"At Community Access Unlimited we believe in community," he said. "That means enabling people with disabilities to live fully integrated lives in the community, living and working in and contributing to the community, as well as helping other organizations so collectively we build an even healthier community.
"This donation from Inglesino, Webster, Wyciskala & Taylor will go far toward helping us continue to improve the lives of our members through our array of programs and services. We can't say thank you enough."
Community Access Unlimited (CAU), celebrating its 38th year in 2017, supports people with special needs in achieving real lives in the community. CAU provides support and gives voice to adults and youth who traditionally have little support and no voice in society. CAU helps people with housing, life skills, employment, money management, socialization and civic activities. CAU also supports opportunities for advocacy through training in assertiveness, decision-making and civil right. CAU serves more than 8,000 individuals each year. CAU has previously signed a $2.5 million line of credit with TD Bank and a $2.5 million line of credit with Santander to support the agency’s supports and services. For more information about CAU and its services, contact us by phone at 908.354.3040, online at www.caunj.org or by mail at 80 West Grand Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07202.