Due to the current environment regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus), SCARC has implemented our active SHELTER IN PLACE policy for an indefinite period beginning March 16.  We are considering the health and safety of our individuals and employees as our first priority.  As such, the following details will take effect immediately:

If anyone has questions, they can be addressed to Richard Lecher, SCARC Chief Executive Officer at 973-383-7442, or by email at [email protected].  In case of an emergency, you can call the SCARC Administrator on Call (AOC) at 973-383-8442.

Richard C. Lecher, Ph.D.,

President and Chief Executive Office of SCARC, Inc.

Addresses COVID-19

COVID-19 05/12/20 Message 6 from Richard Lecher

COVID-19 05/04/20 Message 5 from Richard Lecher

COVID-19 04/22/20 Message 4 from Richard Lecher

COVID-19 04/14/20 Message 3 from Richard Lecher

COVID-19 04/08/20 Message 2 from Richard Lecher

COVID-19 04/03/20 Message 1 from Richard Lecher

COVID-19 03/25/20

COVID-19 05/26/20 Residential Operations Protocol 

COVID-19 03/16/20

COVID-19  03/13/20




Message from Kate Stefanko, SCARC’s Directory of Community Services 09/08/20

Message from Tony Barile, SCARC’s Directory of Facilities, Transportation and Risk Management 08/09/20

Message from Luann Salvatoriello, SCARC’s Senior Supervisor 07/06/20

Message from Phil Motyka, SCARC’s Chairperson 06/30/20

Message from Mary Jo Smith, SCARC’s Chief Human Resources Officer 06/17/20

Message from Mary Ann St. John, SCARC Board Member 05/19/20

Message from State Senator Steve Oroho 05/13/20

Katie Swanson R.N. Health and Nursing Care Administrator’s

COVID-19 Presentation-Parts 1 & 2

Part 1 – CDC Video

Part 2 – Katie Swanson’s COVID-19 Awareness Video

SCARC’s COVID-19 Update 06/26/20

NJCDD Covid-19 Emergency Funding

Important information from the AADMD Coronavirus Center for persons with I/DD

FEMA FactSheet COVID-19 Addressing PPE Needs in NonHealthcare Setting

SCARC COVID-19 PPE Guide 05/26/20

NJ DOH – Hospital Visitors Policy Memo 05/12/20

SCARC Mandatory Direct Support Professional COVID-19 Screening Tool – Rev. 05/26/20 

SCARC Mandatory Residential Visitation Protocol -Rev. 06/26/20

SCARC Mandatory Visitor COVID-19 Screening Tool-Rev. 06/26/20


Do you have any concerns or questions in wake of the Coronavirus pandemic? Join NJ Human Services on our Facebook page at this Wednesday at 7 p.m. for a live discussion on the available services that could help you and your family.

Rutgers COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Outbreak

CDC – Cleaning and Disinfection

CDC – Hand Cleaning

CDC – PPE Instructions – Donning and Doffing

Cloth mask protocol 04/27/20 

Free Respite Care Available


Coping with stress and anxiety


Find a physical outlet.  Sussex county YMCA through the use of technology with a variety of at-home exercise options available on our website and live classes on its facebook page for anyone to utilize.


Text or talk with a counselor- Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text 66746


Sussex County CLEAR – for yourself or a loved one struggling with addiction, call the Sussex County CLEAR number 24/7 at 844-722-5327 (1-844-SC-CLEAR). Recovery coaches are available by phone to help with support, navigation to treatment and general questions about substance use disorder.