NONPROFITS PARTNER TO EXPAND OPPORTUNITIES
The Board of Trustees of Allies, Inc headquartered in Hamilton, New Jersey and Abilities Solutions of Westville, New Jersey are pleased to announce an affiliation agreement between the two organizations. Both organizations share a passion for serving youth and adults with significant disabilities or disadvantages and believe that such an alliance will strengthen the impact of both agencies.
While each organization will remain a separately incorporated and accredited non-profit entity, each Board is confident that this strategic alliance will strengthen both the scope of services and impact throughout the state, helping each organization to better leverage resources and provide greater opportunity to those they serve.
Abilities Solutions President and CEO Susan Perron stated, “As Abilities Solutions approached 60 years of service to the South Jersey community, I was also approaching my own retirement from an almost 50-year career with 3 decades of service to Abilities as President and CEO. My goal was to leave Abilities as well positioned as possible for the next 60 years and beyond. During an extensive period of due diligence spanning several years, we were able to engage with Allies and their other partners that makeup the Woods System of Care in meaningful ways that made it clear affiliation would only enhance our capabilities, growth, and service delivery.”
Michael Haggerty, President and CEO of Allies commented, “For over two decades, Allies has provided quality residential, structured day, nursing and behavior supports to people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and other co-occurring medical and behavioral health challenges. Allies’ service delivery model uses a population health management approach that recognizes the value of supporting individuals in all of their life goals towards the ultimate goal of a healthy and fulfilling life. Together with the exceptional teams at Abilities Solutions and our current affiliate, Abilities of Northwest Jersey, the opportunities we can create are endless.”
About Allies, Inc.
Allies, Inc. is a leading New Jersey nonprofit agency dedicated to supporting youth and adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities to achieve their highest level of independence. Allies accomplishes this through a comprehensive service delivery system designed to meet the specialized needs and goals of each of our consumers. Service including residential treatment and supports, housing, healthcare, behavioral supports, meaningful employment, and opportunities to actively engage in their local communities.
About Abilities Solutions
Abilities Solutions has been a leader in workforce development for individuals with disabilities and disadvantages to employment for 60 years. A comprehensive menu of workforce development options includes customized vocational assessment, career planning and skill development, job placement and retention, Pre Employment Training Services for in and out of school youth, Bagelicious Café and Catering (a social enterprise) and transitional employment for those who desire and need a more structured work environment. All programs and services are tailored to meet the needs and respect the choices of the person served and their families. With our broad network of business partners in South Jersey, we are able to create win-win opportunities for both businesses and individuals seeking services.
About Woods System of Care
To ensure lifelong care and supports for the individuals its serves, Woods Services created the Woods System of Care – a network of affiliate organizations located in Pennsylvania and New Jersey that includes Abilities of Northwest Jersey; Allies, Inc.; Archway Programs; Legacy Treatment Services; Tabor Services; and Woods Community at Brian’s House. Through this collaboration, the Woods System of Care provides lifelong care and supports by providing comprehensive and integrated health, education, housing, workforce development, behavioral health, and case management services. Woods applies a population health management strategy that includes the integration of primary and specialty medical care with behavioral health to 22,000 individuals in the intellectual and developmental disability and behavioral health public health sectors who have complex medical and behavioral health care needs.
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