Achieving independence through employment
Jarrid, with a little time and the right support, is living out his dreams and reaching his goals. Jarrid sought support from Abilities in 2014 and knew from day one that he wanted to work.  He was selected to participate in a four-week SustainAbilities™ skill training.  Throughout the skill training program, Jarrid learned the essential skills of how to get and keep a job, while at the same time learning skills that would be transferable to employment.

After the SustainAbilities™ program ended, Jarrid was offered a permanent position as a packer and janitor at Edible Garden, where he has been employed for more than a year. Since being employed at Edible Garden, Jarrid has made it his goal to purchase a car so he can independently get to and from work. Jarrid often stays later than scheduled or works on weekends to make extra money. By putting forth his best effort and saving a majority of the money he earned, Jarrid achieved his goal.

Congratulations, Jarrid! When you believe in your goals you can achieve them.  For more information about Abilities' community employment support services, click
Grants and Donations to Abilities
We're proud to announce grants and donations awarded to Abilities for the continued success of various programs supporting persons with disabilities by the following supporters:
Warren County Department of Human Services

DaVita Dialysis of Hackettstown

United Way of Northern New Jersey

The Power Behind Social Sharing
We often don't realize the power of social media until the simple act of sharing a photo takes on a life of its own. Liao's Food, which offers an Asian-fusion Chili Chutney sauce, came to Abilities Screen Printing to have some "Spicy Asian (the hot sauce, not me)" shirts made. Happy with the results, Laio's shared this photo on their social media page and was pleasantly surprised to receive numerous requests for shirts from their customers. So Laio's placed a second order with Abilities Screen Printing to fulfill their increased demands! 

We thank Laio's Food for using our Screen Printing services for their business needs, and we'd like to ask all of you to check out Laio's Food in the future. Their Chili Chutney is available for sale locally in Washington, as well as at other retailers and special events throughout the year. You can also read the story of how Liao's Food began with only a suitcase and a few dollars in 1980 and is now Spicy Asian. Laio's can be found online at 

If you need screen printing, embroidered garments, or promotional products for your business, contact Abilities Screen Printing at or call (908) 689-0612.  

We're Hiring
At Abilities of Northwest Jersey Inc., our Direct Support Professionals (DSP) are pivotal to our success. DSPs provide Abilities consumers with the patience and guidance needed to help them discover their abilities and achieve their goals. The DSP position is ideal for individuals seeking to make a difference in other people's lives while finding personal satisfaction, all while working flexible part-time hours. 

Come join Abilities' team of caring, creative, passionate, and dedicated individuals, whose abilities help others to discover theirs.
For information on all available career postings please visit the Careers page on Abilities' website by clicking HERE, or contact Abilities' recruiter, Christian Mirabal, at or by calling (908)-689-7460.

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