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Planned Lifetime Assistance of New Jersey (PLAN|NJ), a nonprofit organization, helps the families of people with disabilities answer the question:

“Who will care for my loved one when I’m gone?”

A person with intellectual, developmental or physical disabilities, or with mental health challenges, needs a bedrock of individually-designed support.

There are so many questions to answer:

 “What home environment is best?” 

“Who will visit her when I cannot?”

“How will his medical costs be covered?”

“What activities and support does she need to thrive?”

We offer exemplary care coordination, guided oversight of financial affairs, and compassionate actions to enhance quality of life. We partner with families to provide their loved ones a lifetime of assistance. Whether services are needed now or in the future, we initiate assistance whenever a family is ready, and help to maintain continuity and peace of mind for all concerned.

Whether they live with intellectual, developmental or physical disabilities, or challenges with mental health such as autism, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, severe mental illness and more, each individual we serve is provided the coordinated supports they need. We enable people with disabilities to live full and more independent lives. 

PLAN|NJ envisions that all individuals with disabilities and/or mental health challenges have the following opportunities:

  • A safe and appropriate place to call home
  • Financial stability and security
  • Suitable and appropriate education
  • A challenging and rewarding place of employment
  • A fulfilling network of support
  • Participation as a contributing member of the community 
  • The ability to have choices and personal control
  • An end to loneliness and isolation
  • Advocacy to protect them from abuse and neglect

To learn more about our services, contact us.



Arnold A. Schwartz Foundation

Bank of Princeton

Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation

E.J. Grassmann Trust

Fred C. Rummel Foundation

Hyde & Watson Foundation

Karma Foundation

Kistler-Tiffany Foundation

New Providence Lion’s Club

New Jersey State Bar Foundation

Robert and Joan Dircks Foundation, Inc.


True Link Financial

Tuchman Foundation

our story

"A Talk With Families"

The stories of three families with loved ones who have disabilities and who use PLAN|NJ's trust administration and care coordination services are told through interviews conducted in their homes by Executive Director Ellen Nalven.


Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of New Jersey PLAN|NJ
PO Box 547
Somerville, NJ 08876-0547
908-575-8300 (Phone)
908-927-9010 (Fax)


Alliance for the Betterment of Citizens with Disabilities
Association of People Supporting Employment First
Alliance for Pooled Trusts
National Alliance on Mental Illness
National Guardianship Association
National PLAN Alliance
Supportive Housing Association of New Jersey


We work hard to provide relevant and current information. If you feel something is missing or needs to be corrected, please contact us via our contact form HERE.

PLAN|NJ = Lifetime Advocacy for People with Disabilities



PLAN|NJ’s mission is to help family members of people with disabilities answer the question:

“Who will care for my loved one when I'm gone?”

We coordinate the supports needed by individuals with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities, and challenges with mental health, including people with autism, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, severe mental illness and more.

Spanish Translation

Si usted habla español y quisiera mas información sobre nuestros servicios o si desea una consulta con PLAN\NJ, por favor comuníquese con
Nancy Dilliplane, Director of Trust Services, para asistencia bilingüe:  908-575-8300, extensión 15