Township officials help celebrate South Orange Commons at groundbreaking ceremony

Township officials help celebrate South Orange Commons at groundbreaking ceremony

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Nov. 3, South Orange Village held a groundbreaking celebration for South Orange Commons, a new affordable housing project that will offer adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and families a new residential option, with 26 units in total. JESPY worked with South Orange leadership and other partners to bring about […]

Groundbreaking to be held for South Orange Commons project

Groundbreaking to be held for South Orange Commons project

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Community members are invited to the groundbreaking ceremony for South Orange Commons, located at 41-45 W. 3rd St. in South Orange, on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The development will provide affordable housing for low-income families and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The event will include music […]

Local artist invites art lovers to take a walk in her shoes

Local artist invites art lovers to take a walk in her shoes

MILLBURN, NJ — Taking a walk in artist Sandra Charlap’s shoes just became a lot easier thanks to her newest exhibition, in which she will display her bold, bright and whimsical paintings portraying where she is going and where she has been. Charlap, an East Orange resident, formerly of Maplewood, will be displaying her artwork […]

JESPY welcomes thespian and business consultant to board of trustees

JESPY welcomes thespian and business consultant to board of trustees

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — JESPY House announced the addition of business consultant Samantha Jones and Broadway actress Diane Davis to its board of trustees. A nonprofit organization based in South Orange, JESPY House provides a wide range of support services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities; visit jespy.org to learn more.  Jones, a resident […]

Oleta Adams is next up at The Woodland

Oleta Adams is next up at The Woodland

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Smooth Jazz New Jersey and the Maplewood Department of Arts & Culture team up with Smooth Jazz New York to present four-time Grammy nominee Oleta Adams on Saturday, Sept. 24, at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. With Adams […]

JESPY receives grant funding to continue its Model Inclusive Health Community

JESPY receives grant funding to continue its Model Inclusive Health Community

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The collaboration of the New Jersey Association of Community Providers, JESPY House and SRS Strategic Associates was recently awarded additional funding of $150,000 from the NJ Department of Health’s Division of Disability Services to continue the NJACP-JESPY Model Inclusive Healthy Community grant project that began in January 2021.  The NJACP-JESPY Model […]

JESPY Battle of the Chefs event is a big success

JESPY Battle of the Chefs event is a big success

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Thursday, June 23, Orange Lawn Tennis Club in South Orange was abuzz with JESPY House supporters, clients, board members and foodies. All were there to attend Battle of the Chefs, an event raising funds to support JESPY’s programs and mission of helping its clients, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities […]

JESPY House clients win awards

JESPY House clients win awards

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — JESPY House nominated client Ari G. for the N.J. Association of Persons in Supported Employment’s Supported Employee of the Year Award. The organization presented the awards virtually during an event in March. In March 2020, Ari accepted a position at Five Guys in Madison. He initially worked 20 hours per week, […]

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