Finally HOME NJ Project

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About the Project

Values Into Action was awarded the NJ Housing Grant for People with Complex Medical and Behavioral Support Needs (and who are aging) by the NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities. We are calling this project, “Finally HOME NJ”.

Finally HOME NJ will serve to raise awareness and expectations of people with complex medical and behavioral support needs, and who are aging, who prefer to live in homes of their choice with supports they control.

Finally HOME NJ will also inspire, enlighten and engage disability system partners to understand the viable and sustainable housing related approaches and practices in supporting people with complex behavioral and medical needs, and those who are aging.

Finally HOME NJ Project Partners:

  • The College of New Jersey Center for Sensory and Complex Needs,
  • The Black I/DD Consortium,
  • Community Living Education Project (CLEP),
  • The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities,
  • Community Health Law Project (CHLP),
  • and SPAN Parent Advocacy Network.

We are also working alongside a Project Advisory Team (PAT) comprised of family members with lived experience and self-advocates. The PAT is led by Susan Coll-Guedes, PAT Project Coordinator and Family Member with Project Advisory Team Core Members- Jaime Hooker, Self-Advocate, Monique Dujue-Wilson, Family Member and Julie Neumann, Family Member.

Get Involved

Finally HOME NJ is asking for feedback on the barriers and obstacles that prevent people with complex medical and behavioral support needs and who are aging that prevent them from living in homes of their choice. You can share your insights via our survey.

Upcoming Events:

Project Update Briefing: September 14th, 6:30 – 7:00 PM
Here’s the link to register.

Learning Sessions: Dates to be released soon.

Finally HOME NJ Housing Symposium: March 2024