A Message from our Board Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer

For over 64 years SCARC has been dedicated to providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in Sussex County. The SCARC Board of Trustees, administration, and staff are committed to our mission and to providing quality supports that enable individuals to thrive and live lives of value and dignity in our community.

As SCARC’s constituency expands and the demand for services increases, we maintain our high expectations for the quality of our services and our ability to meet the expectations of the diverse population that we serve. During the past year with the COVID pandemic affecting all of us, we have expanded the options available to individuals seeking daytime services with our virtual day habilitation services. We have also partnered with community organizations so that we may increase opportunities for meaningful community- based activities and experiences for individuals in all of our programs.

Although we predicted an additional challenge for SCARC during the past two years with a change of the addition of Medicaid Fee for Service, we have weathered the changes and are ready to move on with quality services. We continue to promote the well-being of the individuals we support.

SCARC’s successful efforts over the last sixty-four years are due to the shared commitment of the SCARC family – everyone from leadership to direct support staff – as well as the support of the people of Sussex County. We are confident that what we do at SCARC will have a lasting benefit for the individuals and families we support and the Sussex County community on a whole.

With our best regards,

Darlene Blandina,
Board of Trustees Chairperson 2021 – 2023

Richard C. Lecher, Ph.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer