St. John’s Community Services, a non-denominational, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) human services organization, supports over 900 children and adults with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities and their families in Washington, DC, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Delaware, and Virginia. SJCS is governed by a Board of Trustees and a Board of Directors for each state subsidiary. Our strength lies in the diversification of services and people, the adherence to rigorous quality systems, and the commitment of staff, board members and community supporters and donors.
Our goal is to build better communities by supporting people with disabilities to be integrated into all aspects of communities of their choosing. We provide Education and transition services to school-age children within the public school setting and adults may choose from an array of services including Community Living (residential), Employment and Community Participation (adult day), and an arts-infused day program (ART Options). In addition, our expanding In-Home services assists people to remain in their home environments for as long as possible while receiving health and homemaker support.
SJCS has designed an internal monitoring and communication system and a corporate compliance and risk analysis process for service quality assurance. These processes meet and exceed state licensure standards and assure that SJCS meets its own mission-related standards. Externally, SJCS is accredited in all four locations by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). In addition, all processes and standards are supported by our comprehensive technology and information systems, and our new state-of-the-art data management and record-keeping system.
When all is said and done, SJCS is about people. SJCS has over 100 volunteer board members and 900 staff members supporting approximately 900 people with disabilities and their families. Our Board members represent every ability, occupation, age, culture and race, and many are descendants of the early founding group. Our staff represents over 40 different countries, many with long tenure. Over 50 staff have served over 10 years, while our core leadership averages over 25 years. Together, our board and staff members are a cohesive, dedicated unit constantly working to fulfill our mission.