PLAN NJ Client Stories Background

Theodore R. Goyins, Jr.

“I grew up in a family with four children, one of whom had significant developmental disabilities. I observed firsthand how my parents dedicated themselves to my sister’s needs, and it was not lost on us that we would become her caretakers as my parents aged. My sister and our family would all have benefited from the type of specialized life planning assistance that PLAN|NJ provides.”

  • Bachelor of Arts, English, and Biology, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey – New Brunswick; Religious Studies, Lutheran Theological Seminary of Philadelphia
  • Senior Vice-President, Wells Fargo Dealer Financial Services, Retired
  • Member, Board of Directors, a private foundation providing college scholarships

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"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


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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