Media Coverage

Community Options hires Maine as director

August 30, 2019

August 30, 2019 | Community Options hires Maine as director Community Options Inc. has appointed Jennifer Maine as the associate executive director of the Lubbock region. Community Options is a nonprofit that serves over 3,500 people with developmental disabilities across 10 states by providing them with housing and employment services. In her role, Maine…

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What To Consider When Employing People With Disabilities

July 17, 2019

President Trump kicked off his re-election campaign last month with a list of accomplishments, from the market rebound to unemployment being “the lowest it has been in 51 years.” According to a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) article, “With unemployment at a low, fewer people are looking for jobs. Many employers are having a…

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Morris County Surrogate Candidate Visited Social Enterprise

July 11, 2019
Parsippany Focus

July 11, 2019 | | Parsippany Focus MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Freeholder Heather Darling visited the Daily Plan It in Morristown on Tuesday, July 9. The Daily Plan It is a business service provider offering mail and meeting room packages to businesses that do not need full-time dedicated office space. More importantly, while…

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Community blossoms at Princeton’s Vaseful Flowers and Gifts

July 1, 2019
Community News Service

July 1, 2019 | Community News Service Community News Service In a building where Town Topics newspaper was once produced, Aakash Kanjani does a little bit of everything at his job in a flower shop at 305 Witherspoon St. The doors opened in early June to Vaseful Flowers and Gifts, a store with flowers as…

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Opinion: Everyone’s entitled to a fair wage. That includes people with disabilities

June 24, 2019
Governor Greg Abbott, right, lives his life as an example for every other person with disabilities, Robert Stack writes. [RODOLFO GONZALEZ/for the AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

June 24, 2019 | Austin American Statesman Governor Greg Abbott has no pity for persons with disabilities. Paradoxically, he is the only governor in the United States who has to use a wheelchair. Thirty-five years ago, while he was out for a run, an oak tree cracked and landed on him. Governor Abbott never wanted…

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A flower shop where possibilities bloom for people with disabilities

June 5, 2019
We held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of our second store location.

June 5, 2019 | NJTVONLINE.ORG A ribbon-cutting at Vaseful Flower and Gifts in Princeton marks another opportunity for New Jerseyans with disabilities through the 30-year-old Community Options, which was established to develop housing and job supports for those with disabilities. Mary Santasine has worked at Vaseful for 10 years. She says she enjoys how she…

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Community Options receives $30,000 plus from local Subaru dealership

May 27, 2019

Haldeman Subaru was able to share the love with a generous gift to the Princeton non-profit Community Options. The $30,116 gift was raised by the Hamilton Township dealership through the Share the Love campaign organized by the national company Subaru of America. “We are very excited that we are able to provide that level of…

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Judy Scheide makes it her mission to support humanitarian causes

May 24, 2019

May 24, 2019 | I never intended to go to the Community Options fundraising dinner on Thursday, May 9, under the big white tent on the lawn of McCarter Theatre. Years ago, I adopted a curmudgeon stance towards fundraisers, when I declared my boycott of all “typical” fundraising dinners that for the most part…

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Community Options celebrates 30 years of service

May 14, 2019

May 14, 2019 | Community Options has been helping people with severe disabilities obtain housing and employment for 30 years. To celebrate the non-profit organizations achievements and growth through those years, officials held the annual fundraising gala in Princeton, where the national office is headquartered. “Tonight is so significant, it shows the support we…

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Community Options Inc. will celebrate 30 years with gala May 9

May 3, 2019

May 3, 2019 | Community Options Inc. will be celebrating the organization’s 30-year anniversary with a fundraising gala on the campus of Princeton University. The non-profit’s mission is to develop housing and employment for individuals with developmental disabilities, according to Community Options officials. The gala will take place on May 9 in the McCarter…

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