Department for Persons with Disabilities
A Catholic Charities Agency in the Diocese of Paterson

Gruenert Center
Pastoral Care
Welcome to DPD
Catholic Charities
  • The Department for Persons with Disabilities (DPD) began serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities over 50 years ago.
  • We operate 9 group homes, 2 supervised apartments, a vocational day program and provide services for people who live in the community.
  • We are the only provider agency for adults with disabilities in the state of New Jersey internationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA).
Donate Your Car/Clothing  New & Noteworthy  Contact Us 
Donate your Car Donate your Clothing
Effortless ways to support our cause!
Donate your vehicle - tax deductible!
Catholic Charities Clothing Boxes
Call (973) 406-1104 for more information
DPD Celebrates 50 Years of Love
Throughout 2015, we have commemorated 50 years of "providing help and creating hope"

Learn more
Are you in need of assistance?
Are you in need of services, information or care? We can help.

Learn more
Current Employees  DPD Blog  Bishop Serratelli

Are you part of the DPD Family?
Click here for online trainings, SharePoint, benefit information, employee news and more.


Department for Persons with Disabilities Blog
Our weekly blog covers topics such as the I/DD and Autism community, Catholic reflections and the nonprofit world


Diocese of Paterson's 7th Bishop
Installed on July 6, 2004

Join our Email List  You Can Help  Follow Us on Twitter

Join DPD's Email List
To receive our quarterly newsletters and for DPD news and events.

Make a Difference
Give, Volunteer, Apply for Employment

Learn more