OUTSTANDING STAFF MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Service Coordinator, PLAN/NJ
Nadine became familiar with PLAN/NJ when she met and began working with Barbara Sandstrom, a former PLAN/NJ Board Member, at Thomas Edison State University, and became close with Barbara’s sister Mary, a PLAN/NJ client. When discovering all the good that PLAN/NJ does, and the assistance and comfort staff gives to families and clients, she quickly became committed to the mission and followed Barbara’s advice that she apply for a job.
As the daughter of a mentally disabled mother, Nadine has a personal connection and understanding of what families go through as they try to care for and assure their loved one’s well-being. She says that “Ellen Nalven once commented that I had a talent for working with our clients. If I do, it is because I understand the challenges, and I want to be the helping hand for our clients and their families.”
Born and raised in Charleston, West Virginia, Nadine graduated in 1986 with a BS/BA in Communications and Sociology from Marshall University in Huntington.
Each small change in my son’s health presents a new adjustment that we all must make: a new exercise protocol, a new doctor, a new work environment or residential program….
TRUST You can unequivocally trust the staff at PLAN|NJ to care about your loved one as if they were a member of their own family (which they figuratively become when you choose PLAN|NJ)…
“Our family highly recommends and wholeheartedly endorses PLAN|NJ to anyone looking for help caring for and protecting a loved one with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Our daughter is 17 years old and has IDD…
“We rest easier knowing there is a comprehensive plan in place for our daughter that will assist others in guiding her day-to-day life, as well as her long-term stability and well-being, when we are no longer here.”
“I have a true appreciation for PLAN|NJ because in view of COVID-19 and all of the shut downs and quarantines, PLAN|NJ has continued steady operations throughout the pandemic.”
CIRCLE OF SUPPORT
People with Disabilities
Families & Friends
Attorneys & Financial Planners
Human Service Providers
WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER!
One in four adults in the United States lives with an intellectual,
developmental, or physical disability or a mental health challenge.
Your tax-deductible donation will help us enhance the quality of life for more people with disabilities and their families through services that promote self-determination, provide exemplary care coordination, and guide them in their financial affairs. Please help support our work by making a contribution today!
GET IN TOUCH
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
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.