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About Us

Mission

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Abilities Solutions is a 501(c)(3), incorporated in 1963 in New Jersey to provide employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities and other barriers to full participation in the workforce. We achieve our goals by partnering with employers throughout South Jersey, and by offering employees who are trained, mentored and motivated to succeed. We pride ourselves on our commitment to quality and individualized service.

Our values set us apart.

Board members, staff, and volunteers of Abilities Solutions realize that each person is able to offer unique strengths and abilities. It is our privilege to nurture these abilities in order to promote dignity, develop talent, and encourage productive participation in the workforce.

History

We were founded in 1963 as the Occupational Training Center of Gloucester County by a group of parents who knew that their children would benefit by having the ability to work. We also realized that employers could benefit by having access to a dedicated, supervised workforce. In order to reflect these values, our name was soon changed to Abilities Center of Southern NJ, Inc. We quickly became known for our innovative community partnerships and employment placement services. One of the best-remembered examples of this was our small appliance repair service, which served the needs of the community while providing training and employment to individuals. Although a tragic fire destroyed the building on January 9, 1970, we continued to grow. Today, we serve about 1,000 people with disabilities or other disadvantages each year. We partner with employers in South Jersey to identify job opportunities, and provide valuable workers for more than 200 businesses. In fact, we were one of the pioneers of the “Employment First” movement, and we remain committed to preserving employment opportunities for all in need.

Governance

Abilities Solutions is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors, with an appointed President and Chief Executive Officer to oversee the operations
Officers
Jack Sheppard, Chairman Rich Hubler, Vice Chair Stephanie Berridge, Secretary/Treasurer Susan Perron, President and CEO
Members
Joseph Graham Donna Sheckler Donald Praiss, M.D. Andy Ruhland Mark Seigel
Ex-officio
Jack Heritage Reynolds Smith Marissa Travaline

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Since 1963, we’ve helped thousands of people overcome barriers to employment.

CONTACT

Abilities Solutions
1208 Delsea Drive
Westville, NJ 08093
PH 856.848.1025 
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