Young Hands Holding Old Hands

At CARING, we understand that each client is unique.

CARING Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the mission of preventing the premature institutionalization of adults with disabilities or senior residents of the areas served by the agency.  Incorporated in 1977, CARING began earlier as a group of volunteers who realized the need for what has become the organization's present mission.

 

The CARING organization has been developing housing for seniors and individuals with developmental and physical disabilities since 1984. It has developed two senior housing projects funded under HUD Section 202, one housing project primarily for physically disabled seniors using HOME funds, six housing projects for developmentally disabled individuals using HUD Section 811 funding and, including those 811 projects, developed or acquired, and currently staff and operate, 55 group homes through New Jersey that house and care for persons with developmental disabilities.     

 

Including services in its housing projects, the CARING organization provides the following social services programs:

CARING’s Memory Resource Center, operates Monday through Friday in our Mays Landing facility and offers comprehensive services with enjoyable programming in an attractive setting for adults with cognitive disabilities. 

CARING’s Transitional Adult Program (T.A.P.) at CARINGPlace in Pleasantville is designed to meet the needs of adults with developmental disabilities.  The program operates Monday through Friday and provides a daily structured program that includes activities of daily living skills, recreational activities, socialization, physical and occupational therapy, and some participation in community events.  

CARINGHouse Projects provides services to residents in CARING’s 55 community-based residences throughout New Jersey for adults who have developmental disabilities. Each CARINGHouse residence has been developed to provide housing and supportive services for four to eight individuals in a family-like setting.  

CARING Residential Services, a Community Housing Development Organization, manages thirty-six units of HUD-subsidized senior housing and ten units of otherwise affordable senior/disabled housing on the CARING campus in Pleasantville. 

CARING Senior Living provides Assisted Living Program (ALP) services (including nursing care, homemaker services, assistance with medication, doctor's appointments and transportation)  to residents of publicly subsidized units in their own apartments in Atlantic City, Millville, Wildwood and Camden. CARING provides those residents with the services they require to "age in place" rather than move into a long-term care facility. 

CARING’s Social Day provides day programs and activities primarily for seniors who might otherwise have little or no means to get out into the community.   

CARING's Homemaker Services

CARING’s Homemaker Services are provided to eligible residents of Atlantic City, Wildwood and Millville Housing Authority buildings who are better able to maintain their independence with this assistance.

The CARING staff who provide Friendly Visiting services bring the opportunity for conversation and social contact--plus help with such activities as letter writing, reading, household budgeting, and similar activities. Periodic visits are scheduled, affording each participant much-welcomed Friendly Visit on a regular basis.