PLAN|NJ HOSTS FIRST-EVER FAMILY NIGHT OUT FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND FAMILIES

“This was our chance to bring together the families, businesses, nonprofits, state and local leaders who make up the disability rights community,” said Ellen Ball Nalven, Executive Director. “We wanted to let more families know of our available services and thank the many organizations and individuals who help us form circles of support for individuals with disabilities.”

Ellen B. Nalven, Executive Director, Kerry Lee, Director of Operations and Jason Miller, Director of Social Services stand ready to let families know of available services for individuals with disabilities and their families during Family Night Out at the Somerset Patriots Ballgame August 26, 2021 at TD Bank Ballpark.

Chelsea Palermo, a member of the PLAN|NJ family, prepares to sing the National Anthem.

Patriots’ teammates stand at attention to the U.S. flag as Chelsea Palermo sings the Star-Spangled Banner.

Joseph practices with the ball before his first pitch at the Somerset Patriots game.

Joseph Spann prepares to throw out the first pitch as Ellen Nalven and Chelsea Palermo look on.

Sparky Lyle autographs Joseph’s game day ball.

Joseph Spann throws out the first pitch to start the Somerset Patriots game in TD Bank Ballpark.

Ellen Nalven, Executive Director poses with members of the PLAN|NJ family Joseph Spann, Chelsea Palermo and Cindy Palermo.

PLANNED LIFETIME ASSISTANCE OF NEW JERSEY (PLAN|NJ)
HOSTS FIRST-EVER FAMILY NIGHT OUT FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND FAMILIES

Over 500 members of the disability rights community Attend Somerset Patriots Ballgame

(September 3, 2021 Somerville, NJ) More than 500 family members, partners and friends filled the TD Bank Ballpark Thursday, August 26 as Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of New Jersey, Inc. (PLAN|NJ) celebrated its Family Night Out at the Somerset Patriots Ballgame.

PLAN|NJ hosted the event after a year of isolation and challenge due to the pandemic. Chelsea Palermo sang the National Anthem, while Joseph Spann threw out the first pitch; both are members of the PLAN|NJ family. Many community leaders came onto the field to show their support for people with disabilities. A portion of the proceeds from the evening’s 50/50 Raffle will directly benefit the beneficiaries and families served by PLAN|NJ.

“This was our chance to bring together the families, businesses, nonprofits, state and local leaders who make up the disability rights community,” said Ellen Ball Nalven, Executive Director. “We wanted to let more families know of our available services and thank the many organizations and individuals who help us form circles of support for individuals with disabilities.”

PLAN|NJ is a nonprofit social services agency providing lifetime advocacy for people with differing abilities. The organization ensures people with disabilities are safe, secure, and thriving, now and in the future. Highly qualified staff deliver the legal, financial, and independent living supports people need and deserve. Last year, PLAN|NJ reached over 1,000 individuals and families with educational, social, fiduciary and life planning services and events in New Jersey.

About PLAN|NJ: PLAN|NJ provides practical solutions for people with disabilities and their families. Our nonprofit agency ensures people with disabilities are safe, secure, and thriving, now and in the future. We help families of people with disabilities answer the question, “Who will care for my loved one when I’m gone?”

PLAN|NJ staff members and families gather for commemorative photos while enjoying Family Night Out!

CIRCLE OF SUPPORT

People with Disabilities

Families & Friends

Attorneys & Financial Planners

Human Service Providers

GET IN TOUCH

Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of New Jersey PLAN|NJ
PO Box 547
Somerville, NJ 08876-0547
908-575-8300 (Phone)
908-927-9010 (Fax)
info@plannj.org

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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OUR MISSION

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
nancy.dilliplane@plannj.org