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Senator Bob Gordon visits local group homes that support people with disabilities
June 10, 2011– (Fair Lawn, New Jersey) – Community Options, a national nonprofit organization with the mission to develop homes and employment for people with disabilities, is proud to have Senator Bob Gordon tour two of their northern New Jersey group homes today.
Since 1989, Community Options has been developing homes and employment for people with disabilities and today, the organization operates over two hundred homes and seven social enterprises across the United States.
Institutional closure and emancipation of people with disabilities is a top priority for the organization. This week, one of Community Options’ social enterprises, Vaseful Flowers and Gifts became the supplier of white carnations that will be delivered to Legislator’s District Offices statewide. The deliveries will be made on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 and all carnations will be tagged with a very clear message, “Close Vineland Developmental Center.”
“We are honored that Senator Gordon is touring two of our Northern New Jersey group homes today,” says, Robert Stack, President and CEO of Community Options. “It has always been our experience that when we are able to give tours of our homes and show the quality of life that people with disabilities are experiencing as a result of living in the community, it speaks for itself,” he added.
For more information about Community Options, please visit www.comop.org or join them on Facebook at Facebook.com./communityoptions.
About Community Options: Community Options is a national nonprofit organization founded in 1989 by Robert Stack that works to develop homes and employment for people with disabilities. Community Options operates in 37 cities across 10 states supporting thousands of people with disabilities and their families with the help of over 2,500 employees.