This is always one of my favorite nights of the year: The Our House, Inc. Awards Dinner Dance. It is a special night that recognizes and celebrates the achievements of some amazing, inspiring individuals. And, don’t forget the dancing. There’s a LOT of dancing! Here some more information on Our House, Inc.
Founded in 1980 by families of individuals in need, Our House, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization that provides residential, employment and recreational services to individuals with developmental disabilities. Their first home opened in 1980 in Summit, NJ, and they have steadily grown to 27 residences throughout Union, Essex, Somerset and Morris Counties.
The goal of Our House, Inc. is to promote a high quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities. Services are designed to be flexible, in order to meet each individual’s unique needs. A strong emphasis is placed on enhancing community involvement and participation, as well as helping individuals develop meaningful connections to community life. Individuals are encouraged to make independent choices about their lives, with support from trained and caring staff.
And of course, the pictures. Below are a few. The rest can be seen by clicking here.