The MENTOR Network

Special Presentation Governor Christie and Staff, New Jersey Department of Human Services

Since Governor Chris Christie was sworn in on January 19, 2010, New Jersey has made significant advances expanding access to community-based supports and services for adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. “The MENTOR Network is proud to work with Governor Christie and the New Jersey Department of Human Services, who have moved forward very aggressively to transition individuals out of institutions and into community-based living at a pace that has been much faster than many similar initiatives in other states,” says Bruce Nardella, President and Chief Operating Officer of The MENTOR Network.

Watch Commissioner Jennifer Velez accept a 2013 Ripple of Hope Award on behalf of the NJ Department of Human Services in Philadelphia at the National Constitution Center.