Alexis is a kind young man who a mild developmental disability. He lives in a group home where he is quite independent. He volunteers every week at a local library and attends a day program twice a week. He has basic reading skills and has his own laptop that he uses for games and reading about movies which is one of his favorite hobbies. Alexis would enjoy a friend to go to the movies with or for a burger and is open to trying new things. He will benefit from a male role model since he only has a younger brother and minimal contact with his foster family. Alexis has a great sense of humor and is fun to be with. Anyone who is his friend will consider themselves blessed to know him.
Consistent with the mission of the Diocese of Paterson, we provide residential, vocational, social and spiritual programs for persons with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities. We offer opportunities to become more active and valued members of society, and to participate fully in life with dignity and peace.
We offer ten group homes and two supervised apartment programs for adults with developmental disabilities. We also offer an adult training center for 55 adults and many of the people in our homes attend this workshop. All of our residents go to workshops each day and all have annual goals to work on both at home and at work.