About Alternatives, Inc.

Alternatives, Inc. provides comprehensive services to individuals and families with special needs enabling them to reach their highest level of independence and integration into the community.  We are committed to being the human services agency of choice in providing residential and support services to people in the Greater Central New Jersey community.

Our person-centered philosophy is dedicated to providing each person served the support they need to assist them in achieving their goals.  


No matter what challenges you may face, Alternatives will develop an individualized plan to help you on your journey as an active member of our community.

Enhancing the lives of individuals with disabilities, those experiencing homelessness, and others benefitting from services within the Greater Central New Jersey area since 1979.

Residential Services for people with disabilitis

Alternatives can help you find affordable housing with just the right amount of support for  independent living

Employment services for people with disabilities



Alternatives has helped people find meaningful 

employment where they live since 1998

Support services for people with developmental disabilities


Alternatives' clinicians provide and implement services in

line with each client's individualized plan

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Support coordination

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Alternatives, Inc. is approved to provide Support Coordination services in Morris and Union Counties


News & Fundraising



Register for the VIRTUAL DIGNITY DASH to support our clients with disabilities.
Although we won’t gather in one place, we can face this challenge together.

September 7-13

sunday October 11, 2020

alternatives'6th annual dignity run at The BRIdgewater Eagles

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Our Corporate Circle Partners

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Roy worked as a carpenter. Struggling with depression, he found it difficult to get out of bed. His sister told him about Alternatives, where he found support.  His case worker helped him find access to medical treatment and supportive housing.


Currently he is working toward becoming a Peer Specialist so he can help others coping with mental illness.  

"Helping others makes

me feel better about myself."

Lorraine was working as an administrative assistant at a large company and was also a mom to three children.  She was struggling to cope with the stresses of everyday life. 


Through Alternatives case management and support services she found she could do more than survive – she could thrive.

“I realized I am not just an independent person. I am interdependent.”  

John, one of four adult children, loves riding his bike, playing piano and eating at the local diner (he’s a Jersey Boy!).  Like his siblings, John wanted to live an independent life as an adult, his developmental disability presented obstacles his siblings did not have to face. 

Working with his family and staff, John now lives in his own apartment, is employed in a job he is proud of and has a full and productive life.

“I work with people who need help out in the community.  We deliver Meals on Wheels”  


Change Lives. Build Futures.

As an employer of choice in the human service field, Alternatives offers a generous benefits package, including above market compensation, staff and technology support & training, and employee recognition and advancement.  
Join our team!

Services By County

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