Family & Friends

Home 9 Circle of Support: Family & Friends

If you have a child, sibling, or other loved one living with a disability in New Jersey, you may have many questions to ask. Where can they live? What medical care do they need? What do they need to be independent and to thrive? Who will care for them if I cannot, and when I am gone?

Though you know your loved one’s needs and preferences best, it can be challenging to know how to support them now and in the future.  PLAN|NJ can help advocate for them, find supportive housing, navigate Social Security and other government agencies, take care of health concerns, arrange transportation for appointments and vacations, find supported employment, try a new sport or skill, get involved in their community, and so much more.

We can help you plan. We can help you build a network of professional human service providers, attorneys and financial advisors. We can help you ensure quality of life for your loved one, so that they feel they are safe and protected, now and in the future. PLAN|NJ can help you find greater peace of mind about your loved one’s future. Watch our short film,  A Talk with Families, for a glimpse of whom we serve. You can also learn more by reading the materials available at the links below:

Quick Links for More Information for Family and Friends:

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
National Alliance on Mental Illness
National Guardianship Association
National PLAN Alliance


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 Differing Abilities



PLAN|NJ’s mission is to help families of individuals with disabilities answer all of the challenging questions embedded within the larger one:

“Who will care for my loved one when I am 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

If you speak Spanish and would like more information or need to schedule a consultation, please contact:

Nancy Dilliplane, Director of Trust Services
Bilingual assistance: 908-575-8300 ext 15