ELLEN NALVEN, M ED.,
“PLAN|NJ is the only statewide nonprofit organization serving people with disabilities in all 21 counties of New Jersey. We offer a full range of life planning and lifetime support services for individuals who have mental health challenges, intellectual and developmental disabilities, physical limitations, or a combination of several. I educate families about the importance of life planning to promote independent living and quality of life for individuals with disabilities, and oversee the delivery of case management, advocacy and life planning services for more than 700 people.”
DIRECTOR OF TRUST SERVICES
“As someone who has had family members with disabilities, I can relate to the challenges and worries that families encounter personally and within social services systems. When families tell me they’re glad we exist, I feel great pleasure and pride. We welcome their sighs of relief.”
DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL SERVICES
“Parents choose us because we get to know each individual to build a personal relationship. Clients see immediate improvement in the quality of their lives, and we help them get through crises in positive ways, like avoiding psychiatric hospitalization.”
“It is so gratifying to me to answer questions and resolve problems to the satisfaction of clients. As the parent of a child with a disability, this interaction is helpful to me, too. This past year has been especially challenging for some, and their voices need to be heard. It is important to understand their specific challenges. I always make a follow-up call to be sure all is well. I feel as if I am a part of the family.”
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
“Working alongside professionals who share a strong culture of service and compassion makes me incredibly proud to have a supporting role in our success. Providing the many levels of service to our stakeholders motivates each of us to maintain a positive mindset as we meet the daily challenges. To touch somebody’s life in a meaningful and lasting way is our goal each and every day.”
CIRCLE OF SUPPORT
"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.
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Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of New Jersey PLAN|NJ
PO Box 547
Somerville, NJ 08876-0547
PROUD MEMBERS OF:
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
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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.
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