Our vision is to enable individuals with disabilities to live full and independent lives within the community.
Enable, Inc. is non-profit agency devoted to supporting individuals with disabilities to live full and independent lives by providing services, supports, programs and living arrangements that promote consumer choice and full inclusion into community life.
Enable affirms these values
Enable began as an independent, non-profit affiliate of United Cerebral Palsy of New Jersey in 1989. In recognition of our service to individuals who had disabilities other than cerebral palsy, and our expantion into a greater geographic area, the agency changed its name to Enable, Inc. in 1994. Enable serves persons and their families with cognitive and/or physical disabilities. Enable has grown through the years and now offers a variety of community based programs that promote inclusion, independence, safety and an improved quality of life for individuals with disabilities in our communities.
Enable is Non-Profit
Enable is governed by an active Board of Trustees. In FY2013, its officers are:
President - Michael J. Canavan, Esq., Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Vice President - Richard A. Catalina, Jr., Esq., Szaferman Lakind
Treasurer - Daryl Holcomb, ECSI International, Inc. and
Secretary - Melissa Baggitt Scott, Esq., Skillman, NJ.
The agency is headed by Chief Executive Officer Sharon J.B. Copeland, MSW, LSW; Chief Operating Officer David Roussell, MS.Ed., MSW, LSW; and Chief Development Officer Kathleen Patrick, M.Ed.; and Robin Bynoe, Chief Financial Officer.
Enable provides services in the State of New Jersey. We primarily serve the central New Jersey area which includes the counties of Mercer, Monmouth, Middlesex, Somerset and Hunterdon. Our administrative headquarters are in Mercer County. (See Contact Us for email, address, and directions.)
Who We Assist
Enable assists persons who have permanent or chronic disabilities. The disability may be physical or cognitive and it causes difficulties with communication, self-care, mobility or the ability to live independently.
There are no age restrictions for services. We support individuals of all ages. However, some services have restrictions because of the type of funding received to support the service. Since we receive funds from the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), some services are limited to persons eligible for DDD services. For DDD, the physical or mental impairment must be apparent before age 22 and be lifelong. This includes conditions such as mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, spina bifida, autism and other neurological impairments.
Special funding through the United Way of Greater Mercer County particularly allows Enable to assist persons who are elderly and those whose disability may be the result of an injury or of a medical condition such as multiple sclerosis, stroke or other debilitating illness.
Enable does not provider service to persons whose primary disability is mental illness or substance abuse
Enable's primary source of funds are through the NJ Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities. We also receive grants and awards from organizations and foundations, conduct fund raising on a regular basis, and we accept independent fees for services.