Joseph has discovered a love for travel and, after two trips to Disneyland, shows no signs of slowing down. We regularly receive wonderful, detailed written pieces from him detailing his interests. Several years ago he passed through difficult times, and PLAN|NJ was able to arrange for him to live in a new supported living home.

Today he has good relationships with the other residents and the staff where he lives. He also participates in several meaningful daytime activities and feels safe, comfortable, productive, and fulfilled. He volunteers for a number of non-profit agencies doing a variety of tasks to benefit the broader community including collating marketing materials. Joseph is supported by PLAN|NJ staff and other caregivers to pursue his interests and passions and leads a full life.

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


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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