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SERV Demographics

SERV provides an economic benefit to the community by delivering a full range of care to individuals for about ¼ of the cost of state-supported institutionalizations. Young, old, rich or poor, SERV cares for those in need regardless of gender, religious background, sexual orientation, ethnicity or ability to pay.

Through our work we address a multitude of social issues including homelessness, hunger, housing, addiction recovery, education, child welfare and abuse, senior care, diversity and tolerance.

Consumers

(as of September 2013 -- Includes Residential, Outpatient & Day Programs)

Consumers

Residents

708

Outpatient & Day Programs

511

Total

1219


Gender

Female

50%

Male

50%

 

Age

Adults (18-59)

72%

Older Adults(60+)

18%

Children

10%

 

Ethnicity

African American

17%

American Indian/Alaskan

<1%

Asian/Pacific

1%

Caucasian

52%

Hispanic

18%

Other

3%

Unknown

8%

 

Residences

Research indicates that mental health consumers are much more responsive to accepting treatment after they have housing in place.¹ Because we integrate housing with supportive services, SERV is able to achieve a higher level of success with a very challenging population.

¹New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, Achieving the Promise: Transforming Mental Health Care in America. Final Report DHHS Pub. No. SMA-03-3832. Rockville, MD: 2003.

SERV Centers of New Jersey, Inc. maintains three regional offices in five counties that oversee 145 residences for adults recovering from mental illness. They include:

  • 46 group homes
  • 82 apartment units
  • 17 family-care sites

SERV Achievement Centers, Inc. maintains one primary office in Mercer County and oversees 54 residences in six counties for adults and youth with developmental disabilities. They include:

  • 24 group homes
  • 24 supervised apartments
  • 6 family-care sites