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Have a listen to our radio aid which will be airing on +Clear Channel Radio in Sussex County, NJ next week!
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Have a look at our "In the News" page for recent articles about DPD, including stories about how our residents have given back to the community, a new Saturday recreation program and a series of articles about Craig (he's the guy who's picture is in our logo)!
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Columbia is the monthly magazine of the Knights of Columbus, the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization. Readership consists mainly of the 1.8 million members of the Knights of Columbus and their families in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Poland and other countries in the Caribbean and Pacific rim.

The March issue of the Columbia featured a beautiful article on the DPD and longtime Knight and DPD volunteer Bill Rudloff. Special thanks go out to Patrick Scalisi and the entire editorial staff, writer Chris Donohue and photographer Rich Green. To read the article click on the link and go to page 10 of the PDF. Enjoy!

http://bit.ly/zEbBDV
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We are new to Google +; thanks to everyone that has added us to their circles! We are on Facebook too, please "like" us: www.facebook.com/dpdcc
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Happy last work day of the year and Happy New Year! May your 2012 be even better than your 2011!
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"Peace begins with a smile..”
― Mother Teresa "
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Hi everyone, have a look at this great article in +Catholic Charities USA Magazine written about Murray House’s own Abel Esquivel!
The article titled “Changing Lives” tells the story of several people whose lives have been changed because of Catholic Charities USA We are proud that Abel part of the DPD Family!
He really has come such a long way since he moved in with us!
 
The article can be found here: http://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/cf/charitiesusasummer2012.pdf
It begins on page 7 and Abel’s selection is on page 8. Enjoy!
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Catholic Online reaches a highly targeted audience of over to 100 thousand Catholic users per day and up to 1 million page impressions per day. Thanks to Catholic Online for running this great article about the Department for Persons with Disabilities! We appreciate the support and are proud to spread the word about the services we provide!
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Our first post on Google+! We are excited to be a part of this community and look forward to spreading the word about the DPD to more people!
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973-406-1100
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1 Catholic Charities Way PO Box 2539 Oak Ridge, NJ 07438
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Helping people live to their fullest potential with dignity and respect
Introduction
With a deeply rooted sense of family and a commitment to excellence, the Department for Persons with Disabilities (DPD) provides residential, vocational, spiritual, and social services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Through competent and compassionate care, DPD empowers each person to become active, contributing, and valued members of their community, and to participate fully in life with dignity and respect. As a Catholic Charities Agency, DPD strives to end discrimination toward people with disabilities and works for social change by being a voice for justice and advocacy, and convenes others to do the same.
 


DPD Overview

- Began serving adults with disabilities over 45 years ago.

- Operates the longest running group home in the state of New Jersey, the Murray House in Clifton.

- Is the largest Catholic Charities Agency providing care for adults with developmental disabilities in the United States.

- Operates 9 group homes and 2 supervised apartments throughout Morris, Sussex, and Passaic Counties.

- Operates Gruenert Center, a vocational day program for 50 men and women in Lake Hoptacong, NJ.

- Provides care for over 100 adults with disabilities throughout the Diocese of Paterson.

- Is the only provider agency for adults with disabilities in the state of New Jersey internationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA).

- Empowers residents to be active and involved in their communities.

- Provides spiritual enrichment programs, including the Catholic Adult Religious Education (C.A.R.E) program.

- Has a dedicated network of over 100 volunteers.

- Provides information and referrals for families of adults with developmental disabilities living in the community.

- Provides pastoral care for former residents who now reside in nursing homes.