June 23, 2022 – (Paramus, NJ) Children’s Aid and Family Services, a Paramus-based non-profit human services agency, hosted a carnival for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Nearly 250 people who attend the agency’s STRIVE day program and live in its community residences enjoyed live music, games, food and entertainment – including a stilt walker and a plate spinner – on a recent Saturday.
“Everyone was so excited about this celebration, especially after enduring the challenges of the pandemic,” says Shavonda E. Sumter, President and CEO. “This was a chance for our clients and their families to get together and have some much-needed fun.”
About Children’s Aid and Family Services’ Disability Support Services
The mission of Children’s Aid and Family Services’ Disability Support Services is to build and promote access to a wide platform of support services for individuals across a diverse spectrum of abilities, specialized needs and communities. STRIVE is the agency’s structured day program for adults 21 and older who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. STRIVE is a member-centered program that honors personal development and choice by fostering independence, developing social and life skills, and strengthening community inclusion.
About Children’s Aid and Family Services
Children’s Aid and Family Services is a leading nonprofit human services organization serving northern New Jersey. The agency is fully accredited and has served the community for more than 120 years. Its mission is to strengthen families and empower individuals – children and adults alike – to reach their fullest potential. For more information on Children’s Aid and Family Services, call 201-261-2800 or visit www.cafsnj.org.
Photo Caption: One of the performers at the carnival entertains Cheryl by spinning a plate.