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Allies Residential Services

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Allies Residential Services provide a variety of housing support options for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and special needs. Our overarching goal is to help support a safe and healthy place for individuals to live and thrive; and help them integrate into their local communities.

We currently provide residential services to 345 people throughout 18 counties in New Jersey. Support is offered in four different types of settings: Group Homes, Medical Groups Homes with 24-hour nursing care, Supervised Apartments, and within an individual’s private home.

Homes and Care That Support Your Unique Needs

The home setting and the type of care that is provided is self-directed and based on each person’s preferences and unique needs. One family may need services to support their son or daughter living in their family home, while another individual may choose to move out on their own and need some assistance with daily living activities.

Allies’ homes are warm and inviting and can be found in cities and towns throughout New Jersey. Nothing differentiates them from other homes in the neighborhood; except that they may have an Allies staff member inside to provide support to its residents.

Compassionate Care, Trained Staff

At Allies we pride ourselves on offering support that is compassionate; and allows those we serve to live as independently as possible, with respect and dignity. We honor their choices and goals and encourage residents to become active members of their community. This may be taking them to an event that they volunteered for, driving them to a religious service they’d like to attend, or accompanying them as they enjoy a local park, recreational center, or concert.

Each staff member that works in our homes, or provides in-home support, receives thorough hands-on training in the areas of First Aid, CPR, use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), medication administration, crisis management, general behavioral education, and reporting and monitoring. Staff must also complete a series of online courses through the College of Direct Support and THERAP. Additionally, all staff receive specialized training that is unique to the needs of the individuals living in the home. Coursework may include topics such as: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Positive Behavior Support, Teaching People with Developmental Disabilities, Special Dietary Needs, Seizure Disorders, Diabetes, and much more.

For more information on how Allies residential services can support you or a loved one, please call Trisha Burns, Senior Director of New Development, at 609-689-0136 x 4282 or email

Perkintown Group Home

Woman in her bedroom at Pittsfield Group Home

Residential staff support a gentleman in the kitchen of a group home.