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Giuliano House, Oak Ridge

About: Giuliano House is a large ranch style home in Oak Ridge, NJ. Giuliano House is the most recent program opened by the Department for Persons with Disabilities, in December of 2015. Throughout 2016, Giuliano House provided 1,174 days of care to 4 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and advanced medical needs. These people had been living in state-run institutions and now have the opportunity to live in a community-based program.


History: The four people who reside at Giuliano House originated from state institutions that were closed by mandate of federal “Olmsted Legislation.” The law requires that people with disabilities be placed in smaller, private facilities, providing them with a “less restrictive place.” The two-year process to bring Giuliano House to reality included the project’s approval by the Board of Directors, the Paterson Diocese, and officials from the State, Jefferson Township and the Highlands Commission. The program was built with help from generous donors, who contributed to DPD’s Building for the Future Capital Campaign. The program is named after Dr. Joseph Giuliano, a pediatric dentist, who began treating DPD clients shortly after he opened his Pompton Lakes practice in 1980. Later, he was asked to join DPD’s Board of Directors and is the longest-standing Board Member.

 
Giuliano House
1091 Weldon Road
Oak Ridge, NJ 07438

Phone: (973) 545-2403
Fax: (973) 697-9603

Director: Kelly O’Caside
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