Advancing Independence for Adults with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities



JESPY House was established


Currently serving adult clients with Intellectual & Developmental disabilities 


JESPY House provides constant care for our clients

South Orange-based JESPY House is a non-profit organization that has supported adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities for more than 40 years. Clients, age 18 and up, are guided in various areas along their journey to independence and leading fulfilling lives. JESPY’s philosophy is to promote self-direction, choice, and independent community living. Clients come from across the country to build lives in a community they can call their own.

In conjunction with clients and their families, JESPY works to break down communication and physical barriers they may have experienced to ensure that all clients have access to opportunities for full inclusion and advancement in their undertakings.

To that end, JESPY continuously advocates for the rights of those with disabilities; works to increase public awareness surrounding disability issues and concerns; and disseminates essential information and support to assist clients and their families in making informed choices about their lives and their future.

JESPY House History