J-ADD was founded in 1986 and it has remained true to its original mission of serving individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities in New Jersey.
The agency was the brainstorm of prominent UJA Federation (now JFNNJ) Board members, Dr. Sandra O. Gold and Inge Wettreich, who identified a growing need within the Jewish (and non-Jewish) community for services for individuals with developmental disabilities within community settings.
After much advocacy, the New Jersey Department of Human Services’ Division for Developmental Disabilities agreed to the establishment of the first Kosher group home in New Jersey under the auspices of the then United Jewish Community of Bergen County Association for Developmental Disabilities (now J-ADD).
"We are all about serving the needs of our Human Community" - Dr. Sandra Gold, Founding Member
J-ADD has been helping the developmentally disabled community in North Jersey for over 30 years.
Through Residential, Vocational, and Respite services J-ADD has been on the front lines of improving the lives of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Get involved today and help make a real difference in our community.