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Whether it’s simply a helping hand or lifelong support, Acenda seeks to empower individuals of all ages to thrive and explore their greatest potential.

We are many things to many people, but at the core of Acenda is our mission-driven, compassionate, and devoted team focused on purposeful progress to better individuals, families, and communities.

Acenda provides over 100 life-enhancing programs and services to individuals, families, and communities across ten counties in New Jersey.


What is the Appropriate Age to Get My Child a Cell Phone?

Dear Acenda,  The only item on my son’s holiday wish list this year is a cell phone! He’s been asking...

Why I Give – Dennis DeSimone

Our donors and volunteers make the community a better place for our children and families. In our new series, Why...

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Disability does not mean inability  December 3 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). Since its inception in 1992,...

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