SCARC began providing services and supports for adults with developmental disabilities in 1969 with the opening of their first day program. Eleven years later, SCARC expanded their range of supports for adults when they opened their first two group homes. Today, SCARC offers a comprehensive array of supports and services including:


SCARC currently operates twenty-three group homes and seven supported apartments. Located throughout Sussex County, all SCARC residences are licensed by the New Jersey Department of Human Services. Learn more about SCARC’s Residential Options.

Day Habitation

Day Habilitation

Previously known as “day program”, this service supports individuals in learning social, problem-solving, self-help, daily living, and leisure skills. There is a focus on promoting independence, personal choice and building positive social behaviors. Community-based experiences and activities are provided during this center or community-based, daytime service. Explore our wide variety of Day Habilitation options.


Prevocational Training

This service provides individuals with the opportunity to acquire work related strengths and skills that could lead to employment in the community. Individuals may learn effective communication skills, workplace conduct, following directions and attending to tasks, problem solving, and safety and mobility skills. This service may provide exposure to actual work or volunteer experiences. Individuals will access this training on a one-to-one basis or in a group of up to eight participants. Find out more about Prevocational Training.

Supported Employment

SCARC offers both individual and group Supported Employment services.  Through our Employment Connections program, varying levels of support are provided to assist individuals with obtaining and sustaining competitive employment.  Learn more about Supported Employment at SCARC.


Career Planning

SCARC seeks to support all individuals wishing to explore their employment options and goals. Career planning assists individuals in a process of discovery related to obtaining, maintaining, or advancing in employment objectives. Individual skills and interests are used to create a plan for achieving identified personal goals. Find out more about Career Planning.

Recreation/Community Inclusion

Recreational and educational enrichment activities provide opportunities for individuals to engage in community-based experiences. Activities are designed to support inclusion in the communities in which individuals live and work. These activities are provided in groups of up to six individuals. Explore the details about Recreation/Community Inclusion Services offered at SCARC.