New Jersey

  • Free Assistance and Holiday Programs 2023

    If you, or someone you know, could benefit from support during the holiday season, there are charities offering a few programs of free toys, presents, gifts and meals. The assistance varies. Free gifts for children and boxes of food are passed out in 2023 to those who qualify. In addition to a gift for a […]

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    Finally HOME NJ Project

    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”. The goal of of the Finally HOME NJ grant is to raise awareness of the […]

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    Employment First in NJ

    Did you know that New Jersey is an “Employment First” state? “Employment First” means that competitive employment is the recommended first activity after graduation. This is true for everyone, including people with disabilities. ‘Employment First’ is about empowering people with choices for their future. With opportunities for employment comes questions about how it could affect […]

  • A Deaf Black man wearing glasses looks neutrally at the camera while holding a hand lettered sign declaring “NOTHING about us without US.” The man wears denim overalls and has a black and white beard, septum piercing, and hair pulled back with a bandana. The background features a vibrant mural of a Black woman looking down.

    With, Not For.

    With, not For. That is a power statement and one that is used frequently here at Values into Action. It’s the cornerstone on which the work we do is supported. The collaborative model works to bring everyone to the table. This allows people to forge a path into a space where once hidden voices have […]

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    Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Access Act

    S.762 – Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Access Act Introduced by Senator Bob Casey 3/09/2023. Why is HCBS Access Act Important? There are many older adults and people with disabilities living in America who need help with daily activities. Many are eligible for Medicaid long-term services and supports (LTSS) to support their everyday needs. […]

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    Voting in the NJ Primary Election

    Are you ready to vote in NJ’s 2023 primary election on June 6th? Q. What is a primary election? A. The primary election is where registered voters can choose their party’s candidate. The winning candidates will go up in the general election in November. Q. Why are primary elections important? A. Primaries are how we […]

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