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The Arc of Warren County names group home in memory of former board of directors president

OXFORD TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – The Arc of Warren County community came together, on May 9 for a dedication ceremony in memory of Pieter Woodcock, a beloved member of The Arc of Warren County family.

The Oxford Group Home will now be known as The Pieter Woodcock Group Home. The recognition was a result of The Arc Board of Directors’ decision to celebrate Pieter’s longstanding commitment to the organization posthumously.

Pieter served as The Arc of Warren County’s Board of Directors President and later served as the President of the HUD committee. He also worked as a Direct Support Professional at the Oxford Group Home from 2010 to 2020 after a successful career in pharmaceutical sales. His son, Daniel, utilized The Arc of Warren County services since he was an infant.

“Pieter was an exceptional individual,” said John Whitehead, CEO of The Arc of Warren County. “He is sorely missed and will never be forgotten. This is a small way to show how grateful our community is for the positive impact that he had on everyone who was fortunate enough to know him.”

The ceremony consisted of remarks from Leslie Schott, The Arc of Warren County Board of Directors President; John Whitehead; Karen Woodcock, wife of Pieter Woodcock and former Board of Directors President; Violet Roman, Pieter’s granddaughter; Jessica Lewis, Quality Assurance Specialist at The Arc of Warren County; and Dan Hirshberg on behalf of Assemblyman John DiMaio, Senator Michael Doherty and Assemblyman Erik Peterson.

During the ceremony, The Arc of Warren County was presented with a New Jersey Joint Legislative Resolution honoring the memory of Pieter Woodcock and his commitment to the Agency.

The Arc is a national organization that serves individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their family members since 1950.  The Arc of Warren County is one of seven hundred chapters of The Arc and serves more than 1,100 people annually for the past 68 years.  Programs include residential group homes and supervised apartments, day services, community-based supports, advocacy services, recreation and summer camp, Special Olympics training, early intervention and a wide variety of additional social services.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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