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St. John of God Community Services Overview

EMPOWERING POSSIBILITIES. For over 50 years, St. John of God Community Services has continued to provide educational excellence and comprehensive services and programs to preschoolers, students and adult clients of all ages, with an emphasis on compassion and dignity. We provide the vital services needed for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live meaningful and productive lives, while arranging for any necessary support for their families.

St. John of God Community Services is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to improve the lives of individuals with special needs and to create a hospitable space where people may experience dignity and respect. Our New Jersey location provides educational excellence and vital multi-dimensional services to individuals and families throughout each stage of life. Our programs include a NJDOE-approved private K-12 special needs school (Archbishop Damiano School), early intervention, inclusive daycare and preschool (Here We Grow Learning Center), adult job training and day services, therapeutic recreation, faith formation and clinic services. Building partnerships in support of each person’s goals, St. John of God Community Services is dedicated to the individuals we serve and the community around us. Our vision is to be a school of Hospitality by "doing good for others."
EMPOWERING POSSIBILITIES. To enable and empower our students with special needs to develop to their maximum potential in school and community.
To provide an environment of compassionate hospitality to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families embracing the spirit of our founder, St. John of God. We honor the dignity of each individual throughout each stage life.
Hospitality: Hospitality is at the heart of our mission. We strive to be understanding, free of judgement, while serving everyone as equals. Valuing and respecting the dignity of all life, providing a place where all feel welcomed.
Quality: Quality of service is an essential part of how we serve while fostering an environment of dedication and devotion. We do this through accountability, collaboration and adaptability. We strive to be a service of excellence, enhancing the quality of life for those we serve.
Respect: Respect calls us to open our hearts to receive everyone and promote the principles of acceptance.
Spirituality: We are committed to journeying with those we serve through all situations in their lives, honoring all traditions, cultures, and religions. In pastoral service, we wish to be a sign of hope and hospitality.
Responsibility: We are responsible caretakers of the mission inherited from our founder, St. John of God.
Westville, NJ
251 US Employees
Education, health and human services


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