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Columbus House, Oak Ridge

About: Columbus House is a large ranch style home in Oak Ridge, NJ. Throughout 2015, Columbus House provided 2,136 days of care to 5 men and 1 woman with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities and autism.

History: Columbus House opened at the site of the closed Camp Alexander in Oak Ridge, NJ in 1980. Columbus House was named after the Knights of Columbus for their many contributions to DPD. The Knights of Columbus are the largest Catholic, Fraternal Service Organization in the world.

To date, the Knights have raised more than $3,000,000 for DPD through disability drives and other endeavors; in addition to donating a countless number of hours.

Learn more about the Knights of Columbus here

In 1987, renovation work was completed on Columbus House to accommodate non-ambulatory residents. In 2002, major renovations doubled the size of Columbus House increasing the people served from 4 to 6.

Columbus House
2 Father Sam Lane
PO Box 2539
Oak Ridge, NJ 07438


Phone: (973) 697-6561
Fax (973) 697-9603


Director: Cheryl Slate
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