On a Tuesday edition of the RNJ Morning Program, Cindy Wildermuth, the CEO of Abilities of Northwest Jersey, stopped by the RNJ studios to share some good news with Morning Mike. Headquartered in Washington, Abilities is a not-for-profit agency providing a full array of community integrated employment and day program support services for individuals with disabilities. In operation for over 40 years, Abilities of Northwest Jersey manages six program locations throughout Warren County and provides services and support to over 350 people daily in Warren County, northern Hunterdon County, western Morris County and southern Sussex County.
Cindy was particularly excited to share the news as the new location in Phillipsburg takes shape. In April, they closed their 7,000 square-foot building and moved to a 21,000 square-foot facility at 1224 South Main Street. The new location will allow for expanded services through sensory and therapy rooms, music, art, health and wellness, computer labs, life skill and pre-employment training, and so much more. The Abilities Branching Out Food Pantry will continue its operation on the second floor of the new building accessed by the back entrance. Also on the second floor is the new PossAbilities Thrift Boutique, featuring gently used furniture, clothing, and household wares. Cindy noted that a grand opening will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15th; watch for more details.
With the opening of this new, larger facility, Cindy mentioned the start of a campaign to raise $1.75 million over five years to expand services in the region and fully renovate and upgrade the facility. You can learn more at the website for Abilities of Northwest Jersey at abilitiesnw.com.