SJCS embraces the concept of providing services to people with disabilities without separating them from the community as so often happens.  SJCS’s innovative, community-based services to people with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities embodies a continuing search for the most effective ways to include people into the living fabric of our community. We decided in the 1990s to tear down the walls and provide services for people with disabilities where they can learn and grow the best–right in their own communities.SJCS has driven social change for 146 years through the development of litigation, legislation, training, technical assistance as well as through direct services.

Mission Statement
advancing community support and opportunities for people living with disabilities

SJCS is located in Virginia, District of Columbia, Tennessee, Delaware, and Pennsylvania.