Life Without Limits Inc.

“Inclusion is not bringing people into what already exists; it is making a new space, a better space for everyone.” George Dei

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Life Without Limits Inc. Will be opening the doors July 1st to our new Day Habilitation Program, located in Hillside NJ. Support Coordinators are invited to our Open House event on Friday, June 21,2024 at our facility from 10:00am -3:00pm (Accepting all individuals Essex & Union County)
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Mission:
LIFE WITHOUT LIMITS INC. (LWOL)  501 (c)(3)- To empower seniors and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) through tailored support, skill development, and community integration, fostering independence, dignity, and a vibrant, inclusive community. 
Vision: 
Life Without Limits Inc. (LWOL)  Creating a world where every senior and individual with intellectual and developmental disabilities is empowered to live a fulfilling, inclusive life, embraced by a supportive and understanding community.

Tara Jones, MPA

Executive Director & Founder

Tara is the Executive Director & Founder of Life Without Limits Inc. She earned her BS and Master's Degree in Public Administration and Nonprofit from Rutgers University. With over 15 years of experience, Tara has dedicated her career helping seniors and individuals with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities achieve their maximum potential for growth and independence. In 2020, she established Life Without Limits with the goal of advancing the mission through an inclusive approach and delivering exceptional services.

PATRICIA JONES

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Patricia Jones is the Chief Operating Office here at Life Without Limits Inc. She is a retired Human Resources Professional with over 20 years of experience in a Fortune 500 company. Leveraging her strong skills and academic background in information technology, she transitioned to start an e-commerce and online coaching business. To stay updated, Patricia engages in ongoing coursework and professional development, enhancing her expertise in coaching strategies, digital and affiliate marketing, copywriting, and search engine optimization (SEO). Additionally, she deepens her understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) practices to foster a more inclusive work environment.

Laurtrica Givens (Trica)

Executive Assistant

Laurtrica is the Executive Assistant at Life Without Limits Inc. Laurtrica is a highly skilled and experienced in this position with over 15 years of experience in customer service and entrepreneurship. She has a proven track record of supporting high-level executives in various industries, including finance, the beauty and automotive industry. Laurtrica's passion for providing exceptional customer service and her entrepreneurial spirit have driven her success in the business world. She has a keen eye for detail, excellent organizational skills, a strong work ethic, and understands the importance of inclusion, diversity and equal opportunities.

COMMUNITY BASED SUPPORTS

Community based supports provides Individualized assistance to the individuals we serve. Our initiatives are designed to enhance independence, productivity, and inclusion in the community. Activities take place both inside and outside of the home.

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Community Inclusion

Join Us! On our community adventures. Events include trips to: movies, arcades, art & cooking classes, sporting events, lunches & dinners out, museums, parks, festivals, etc. Click Link to Sign Up

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Day Habilitation Services

Opening Our Door July 1, 2024. Day Habilitation Services Provides Daily Living Skills, Money Management, Community Engagement, Transportation, Health& Nutrition, Social Engagement, Technology and Current Events and Arts. Monday - Friday 9:00am - 2:00pm

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Individual Supports

Individual Supports provides our clients with assistance in activities of daily living skills, increasing community participation and independence. On-the job supports, assistance with learning activities and host of other related services.

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Pre-Vocational Training

We offer pre-vocational training to our clients, which takes place in the community and is provided with basic training and support, allowing them to choose their own employment options. Each person we serve will be given the finest services possible at Life Without Limits.

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RESPITE

Respite Services provides a short-term break for caregivers, to help relieve stress, restore energy, and manage everyday life. Services are provided through community-based, and in-home respite settings for individual or groups.

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Senior Services

Education, Outreach program, assisting senior with state and local resources available the community. (Coming Soon)

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  • 1284 North Broad Street, Hillside, NJ, USA

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Division services are available to individuals who are age 21 or older and meet all other eligibility requirements. 

Individuals receiving services through school are able to continue doing so through age 21. If you choose to graduate or leave school between the ages of 18 and 21, it is critical to discuss service options with your school’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team and transition coordinator.
Although Division services do not begin until age 21, the Division works with various partners to ensure that individuals approaching 21 have the tools and resources needed to successfully transition from school into adulthood.

To apply for services, an individual must complete the FULL Application for Eligibility and provide the required supporting documentation. After this preliminary paperwork is reviewed, the individual will be referred to the Developmental Disabilities Planning Institute (DDPI) who utilizes a standardized assessment, the New Jersey Comprehensive Assessment Tool (NJCAT), to determine eligibility for services and identify an individual's level of need for support in three main areas: self-care, behavioral health, and medical.

Results of the NJCAT establish, which of the annual budget or “Tier” to which an individual will be assigned. Once the application has been reviewed, individuals will receive written notification of their eligibility for one of two programs – the Supports Program or the Community Care Program.
Supports Program
The Supports Program is a Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS) waiver program. It provides services for New Jersey adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who live in their family home or their own apartment or home, to assist them to live as independently as possible.
Community Waiver Program
The Community Care Program is a Medicaid home and community based services (HCBS) waiver program. It provides services for eligible individuals who live in a provider-managed setting, such as a group home or supervised apartment, or who live in their family home or their own apartment or home, to assist them to live as independently as possible.
To be eligible for the Community Care Program, an individual must:
  • be on the CCP Waiting List or be determined by DDD to be at imminent risk of homelessness
  • meet the functional criteria for eligibility for DDD services
  • meet the additional Level of Care criteria for Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/ID)
  • meet specific Medicaid requirements regarding income and resources (DDD works with individuals to help establish whether or not they meet these Medicaid requirements)
The Tier that the individual was assigned to after completing the NJCAT corresponds to a level of funding based on functional and support needs.  This funding, or individual budget, will provide the resources that the individual can utilize when choosing or accessing services.  The chart shows the funding amounts available to the corresponding tiers.  

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