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Local Nonprofits Receive $100,000 Grants from Impact 100 Garden State

July 19, 2021
From left to right; Debby Seme, President, Impact 100 Garden State, from Community Options Enterprises: Phil Lian, Chairman of the Board; Dina Casalaspro, Managing Director; Robert Stack, President/CEO, Community Options, Inc.

July 20, 2021 | Press Release.pdf All-women philanthropic organization supports underserved populations in northern New Jersey Three local nonprofits were each awarded a $100,000 grant from Impact 100 Garden State at a July 15 luncheon at the Morristown Club. Impact 100 Garden State is an all-women volunteer organization that pools members’ donations to give transformational…

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Young Man with Autism Exceeding Expectations in Finance

July 9, 2021

July 09, 2021 | Press Release.pdf PRINCETON, NJ – Jonathan Kolakowski never held a job before. He did not have a college degree, and like many people with autism, was often overlooked by employers. Johnathan turned to Community Options for supported employment services. Community Options is a national nonprofit that provides housing and employment to…

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Summerville Man with Disabilities Recognized as Star Employee

July 9, 2021
Rickie At Piggly Wiggly

July 09, 2021 | Press Release.pdf SUMMERVILLE, SC – People with disabilities are often unemployed or underemployed. Nonprofits like Community Options work to change that. Community Options provides employment supports that help people acquire necessary skills and gain and maintain employment. Each person’s employment journey is different; some find work immediately, while others need more…

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Moving From an Institution to the Community Helps Young Man Graduate High School

July 9, 2021
Brandon At Graduation

July 09, 2021 | Press Release.pdf Lancaster, PA – Many people once doubted that Brandon Eberly would receive his high school diploma. Brandon once lived in a large institution in Pennsylvania. At the institution, his choices and freedom were limited. He was not permitted to go outside more than once per day, and he had…

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Program helps adults with disabilities

July 8, 2021

July 09, 2021 | foxcarolina.com Thank you to Fox Carolina News for interviewing Christine and showcasing how far she has come. Christine just moved into her own apartment. We are so proud of her! Video Captioning; We are committed to you. We are looking into a program for adults with intellectual disabilities. Community Options in…

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Community Options Will Hold Ribbon Cutting for New Home for People with Disabilities

June 27, 2021
Everyone is on board to cut the ribbon on a new life.

June 28, 2021 | Press Release.pdf South Brunswick, NJ – Community Options, Inc will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate its new home in South Brunswick, New Jersey on Monday, June 28th at 11:00 AM. New Jersey Senator Kip Bateman and South Brunswick Mayor Charlie Carley are both confirmed to attend and speak at…

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Nonprofit Awarded $100,000 Grant from Impact 100 Garden State

June 18, 2021
Community Options CEO Robert Stack and Managing Director Dina Casalaspro

June 18, 2021 | Press Release.pdf Program will help people with disabilities find jobs in the community WAYNE, NJ – At a virtual ceremony on June 16, Community Options Enterprises, Inc. was awarded a $100,000 transformational grant from Impact 100 Garden State. Community Options is a national nonprofit that provides housing and employment to people…

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Community Options Appoints Frank Margerum as Executive Director in Bucks County

June 18, 2021
Frank Margerum - Executive Director

June 18, 2021 | Press Release.pdf Feasterville, PA – Community Options, Inc. has appointed Frank Margerum as Executive Director to oversee operations for its Bucks County region. Community Options is a national nonprofit that develops housing and employment for people with disabilities. Margerum will manage small, community homes for thirty-six people in Bucks County. “I…

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Community Options Opens New Home for Children with Disabilities

June 18, 2021
Penn Hills Pennsylvania community-based home for children Ribbon Cutting

June 18, 2021 | Press Release.pdf Pittsburgh, PA – On Monday, June 14, Community Options opened a new community-based home for children in Penn Hills, Pennsylvania. County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Penn Hills Mayor Pauline Calabrese, and other community leaders came together to celebrate with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Community Options is a national nonprofit that…

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Community Options Awarded Grant to Renovate Homes for People with Disabilities

June 18, 2021

June 18, 2021 | Press Release.pdf Harrisburg, PA – Community Options was awarded a $61,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Housing and Finance Agency (PHFA) to rehabilitate two homes for people with disabilities Lehigh County. The grant award was announced by Governor Tom Wolf as part of the PA Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement (PHARE) fund,…

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