SJCS at work in Delaware

As of August 1, 2014, SJCS is a proud approved provider in the state of Delaware! SJCS-DE provides Employment and Community Participation Services to adults with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities in north Delaware following the community-based model in all other SJCS locations. SJCS Employment Specialists support each individual and work closely with employers and co-workers to ensure a strong job match and a positive work experience.

In the unique Community Participation program, staff members support people to learn new skills through community activities such as shopping, banking, and using library services, as well as forming relationships through shared interests such as art, writing, computer technology, religion, and culture. Our goal is to build better communities by supporting people with disabilities to be integrated into all aspects of communities of their choosing.

Delaware Services

As a community, we drive social change for all people nationwide, and continue to advocate for full inclusion of people with disabilities and other social and personal challenges into their local communities. We do this through assistance with access to housing, employment, education, healthcare and relationships. We open the doors to autonomy where each person becomes a strong thread in a woven fabric which supports and binds neighbors together.  

Delaware News & Stories

Delaware Employment Success

The Western YMCA of Delaware in Newark was busy all summer. At the center of the action was Anne, who has been successfully employed as Membership Associate for over a…

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Spring Newsletter 2019

The history of St. John’s has been one of growth and change, slowly working to best meet the needs of the communities we support. Over the past year, we have…

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Winter 2019 Newsletter

Expanding our Mission As you may know, we are in our 150th year of changing lives and building stronger communities. Throughout our history, we have been responsive to the changing…

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Summer Newsletter 2018

Building on a Legacy of Service 2018 marks the 150th year of St. John’s Community Services. From our inception, St. John’s has been dedicated to changing lives and building strong,…

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Interview with Laura Strmel, Regional Director, SJCS-DE

There are times when the adage ‘it takes a village’ to describe a successful accomplishment can be over used. Just ask Laura Strmel, our Delaware Regional Director, and she’ll probably…

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Contact Us

P.O. Box 139
Rockland, DE 19732-0139
Laura Strmel, Director of Employment and Day Services