When the ladies of Twin Oaks, a group home for adults with developmental disabilities, heard that the Georgian Court track team was coming on April 1st, they were thrilled! When they heard that the track team planned on beautifying their yard, and enjoying lunch with them, they were ecstatic!

21 Plus, Inc. relies on community volunteer groups for some of the yard work, fund raising, and home repair projects. We look forward to our ongoing relationship with the Georgian Court Track Team and thank them for adopting our group home.


When the ladies of Twin Oaks, a group home for adults with developmental disabilities, heard that the Georgian Court track team was coming on April 1st, they were thrilled! When they heard that the track team planned on beautifying their yard, and enjoying lunch with them, they were ecstatic!

On Saturday, everyone eagerly awaited the team. There was a lot of buzz about how great the flowers and yard would look. When the team arrived, one person who lives at Twin Oaks gave a tour of the house, while others talked about how much they liked living at Twin Oaks.

While the team was busy planting flowers and weeding, Carol, who lives at Twin Oaks, took some pictures. Everyone told the group how appreciative they were that the team adopted the Twin Oaks home to keep beautiful.

When the yard work was finished, the team played a few board games. Then someone mentioned that 3 birthdays were just celebrated at Twin Oaks. It was the perfect excuse for an impromptu birthday celebration. It was difficult to tell who was having a better time at this point: the Georgian Court team or the Twin Oak’s ladies.

While everyone was having fun inside, the team’s coach was slaving over the grill making burgers and chicken sandwiches. By now, new found friendships had been developed. Everyone savored the burgers, chicken sandwiches, macaroni salad and fresh strawberries. Just before it was time to leave, two of the residents at Twin Oaks, brought out cake, cookies and brownies they had baked and thanked the team again for all of their hard work on the yard. What a difference the team had made not only in the yard, but in the lives of the ladies at Twin Oaks.

21 Plus is a not-for-profit organization that provides opportunities for people with disabilities. There are a variety of services available including day programs, family support, supported employment, and housing. 21 Plus has been in operation since 1979 and receives most of its funding from the State of New Jersey. Since these funds fall short of the true operating costs, the organization relies on community volunteer groups for some of the yard work, fund raising, and home repair projects. Volunteer groups are welcome along with donations that can be made to the 21 Plus Foundation at 252 Washington St., Toms River, NJ 08753. For more information go to http://www.21plus.org or call (732) 240-3118.

Please click here to access the Georgian Court website.

21 Plus Inc., the Board of Directors and its employees would like to congratulate Mulbah Reed on winning this year’s prestigious 2012 NJACP Leadership Award.


Each year, the New Jersey Association of Community Providers offers member agencies the opportunity to recognize excellence within the workforce through the NJACP Leadership Award.

21 Plus Inc., the Board of Directors and its employees would like to congratulate Mulbah Reed on winning this year’s prestigious 2012 NJACP Leadership Award.

Here are a few excerpts from the information packet that was submitted: 

  • “Mulbah has a genuine way about himself and speaks with each individual about why and how important it is to manage their responsibly and he easily gets them to complete the task. He does it with dignity and respect. He treats everyone as a person and with respect. He doesn’t speak down or demean the residents and that is why they love him. “
  • “Mulbah’s stellar work performance, work ethic, personality and genuine care and concern for the ladies are what bring me to nominate him for the NJACP Leadership Award. Having been in the field for over 13 years, I have seen many direct care staff working with our individuals, but no one is more commendable and deserving of this award than the great Mulbah Reed!”

Mulbah earned this honor with the hard work described above and much more. Mulbah was to receive his award at the NJACP Conference in Atlantic City in November, however, due to Hurricane Sandy, we had the chance to celebrate again in March 2013.

Congratulations Mulbah!!

Three of the four 21 Plus apartments were the target of our NJNG volunteers.


On Saturday, February 11, 2012, the volunteers arrived with coffee and donuts and a lot of enthusiasm.

Three of the four 21 Plus apartments were the target of our NJNG volunteers.

The residents all appreciate the effort of the group, which painted Living Rooms and Dining Rooms in two apartments and a Bedroom in the third. They did a wonderful job and we greatly appreciate their time and energy.

21 Plus, Inc. has been recognized as a 2011 Agency in Good Standing by United Way of Ocean County.

The United Way provides this recognition to thank 21 Plus, Inc. for our commitment to our partnership and the work we do together, on behalf of the residents of Ocean County.


21 Plus, Inc. was recognized on March 26, 2012 as a 2011 Agency in Good Standing by United Way of Ocean County.

This new recognition program acknowledges those certified agency partners that meet their annualized partnership requirements in the following key areas:

Transparency and Accountability

This agency is in compliance with UWOC’s annual fiscal and program reporting and document submission requirements.

Community Mobilization and Collaboration

This agency is in compliance with UWOC’s requirement to hold an annual employee giving campaign designed to mobilize employees, volunteers, and/or board members to strengthen and support human services in Ocean County.

The United Way provides this recognition to thank 21 Plus, Inc. for our commitment to our partnership and the work we do together, on behalf of the residents of Ocean County.

The State of New Jersey is offering the College of Direct Support (CDS) FREE to employees in the field of Developmental Disabilities. CDS is a web-based learning management system available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for employees to improve their skills in providing supports for people with developmental disabilities.


The State of New Jersey is offering the College of Direct Support (CDS) FREE to employees in the field of Developmental Disabilities. CDS is a web-based learning management system available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for employees to improve their skills in providing supports for people with developmental disabilities.

The training curriculum is infused with a set of values and skill standards to train Direct Support Professionals and their supervisors as they support people in community-based settings. Values such as inclusion, honored rights, leading self-determined lives and ethical, values-based treatment, among others, are at the core of CDS training and our mission.

Employees may be asking “what’s in it for me?” It will help employees to do their best, give them information to do their job more easily and is part of a national credential program. By participating in the program employees demonstrate their desire to pursue greater knowledge and skills.

The program was designed to be user friendly even for those who are not computer savvy. It is a very straight forward, user friendly, click-of -the-mouse process. 21 Plus has created an illustrated, step by step instruction manual to navigate the web based learning program. Employees without a personal computer are encouraged to book time on a computer at the office by contacting Heather Wilson, QMA ,732 240-3118 x23. If you have any questions about the CDS please call Diane Hutton-Rose, Director of Quality Management, at 732- 240-3118 x 26.

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