About Us

In 1979, a group of parents convened with a common concern – the absence of adequate day programs for their children with developmental disabilities after they complete high school. They established an organization to provide community-based programs for these individuals. Today our services have grown to include residential services, vocational programs, supported employment services and family support services throughout the Ocean County area. Over the past 30 years, 21 Plus has expanded its services to include eleven group homes, four apartments, two Adult Training Centers and a Supported Employment.


Vision Statement

21 Plus, Inc. will continue to make lives meaningful for people with disabilities.

Mission Statement

21 Plus, Inc. will provide diversified opportunities to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities through a strategic plan.

Value Statements

  • All services will promote optimal physical and mental well being as well as personal growth for the individuals served.
  • All services will be designed based on individual needs.
  • All employees will be dedicated to the mission of 21Plus, Inc. and provide professional and compassionate care.
  • All volunteers will demonstrate a commitment to the vision, mission, and values of 21 Plus, Inc.
  • 21 Plus, Inc. will continue to build relationships within the community.

Board of Directors Officers
Board of Directors: Members
Advisory Board

Diane Hutton-Rose, Executive Director

Nicole Bauer, Residential Services Director

Joanne Hanson, Finance Director

Jocelyn Armstrong, Quality Management Director

Laurel Vnucak, Human Resources Director

Carol T. Jones, President

Richard Askoff, President-Elect

Frank Orawiec, Treasurer

Warren Heiss, Secretary

Patricia A. Christopher

Russell Corby

Edward Frankman

Carol Frankman

Anne Kraljic

Christine Matus

Elizabeth Ritacco

Zev Rosen

Michael York

Albert Dietich

John Paul Doyle

Barbara Faruggio

Frank Gelormini

John Markle

Donn Winokur, DDS

Assemblyman David W. Wolfe

Harvey York, Esq.