Is MOCEANS Support Coordination Right For You?
MOCEANS is proud of the work that we have done. For more than three decades, we’ve delivered quality disability services to individuals residing in Monmouth and Ocean Counties of New Jersey.
We know that every day brings fresh opportunities and challenges. We work to deliver services and supports for individuals living with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The goal of empowerment and informed choice is the core of MOCEANS Support Coordination services. Support Coordinators serve as guides to help individuals identify goals, plan progress, and secure resources and information.
If you choose MOCEANS for Support Coordination, you get solution-focused allies. We are advocates. We’re dedicated to empowering you to plot a course toward the life you envision.
When You Choose MOCEANS Support Coordination
Our holistic approach to Support Coordination acknowledges your needs on every level:
- Intellectual – Enhance creativeness and knowledge
- Emotional – Manage stress
- Physical – Manage health through nutrition and exercise
- Social – Enhance social life
- Spiritual – Embrace your purpose
- Occupational – Maintain a work/life balance
MOCEANS Support Coordinators are trustworthy, dependable, and dedicated. They work tirelessly to deliver information and resources you need to make informed decisions and turn your visions to reality.
What We Do
It’s our mission to assist people in living their best life. We offer the services and supports that individuals living with intellectual and developmental disabilities need to envision, plan, and live an independent and fulfilling life.
The vision of MOCEANS CIL’s service is to:
- Assist people with disabilities to achieve independence in the community.
- Provide information and referral services in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.
- Educate individuals, their families, and the community-at-large.
- Provide peer support for individuals, their families, and other supports.
- Be a leader in the community for services, education, and advocacy.
Our passion is fueled by empathy and experience. More than half of our staff and Board of Directors are comprised of individuals living with disabilities.
You can see empathy and experience in the way we guide individuals through person-centered planning.
How We Do It
MOCEANS Support Coordination blends compassion and experience. Our Support Coordinators deliver the results that individuals and their families need.
Our agency works with individuals and their families before they turn 21 through Youth Transition programs. This helps to prepare them for employment and entering adulthood. Also, we guide the process of establishing eligibility for Support Coordination through the Division of Developmental Disabilities and Medicaid.
We listen to individuals and their families. We want to understand their unique goals. We use a holistic approach to lay out the steps between where you are and where you want to be. We put the plan into action and focus on the milestones you desire.
We align our plan for services and supports to your preferences. We go above and beyond to find and secure the resources and services you need to realize a life of contentment.
Meet the MOCEANS
Support Coordination Team
Good News From The Community
DePo has been generally spending time at home not socializing in the community. He did not have many friends and had a long-term goal of gaining friends and possibly a girlfriend. With the help of another support coordinator, Sheron, we were able to get DePo into My Jacob’s Ladder where he has been flourishing. He has made a good group of friends and has since gotten a girlfriend. This has caused him to be very happy. He is even calling me on his own now if he has a question without the help of his mother. He has since gained a sense of community and independence. He is now taking on more responsibilities since he is more successful in the community.
CoJe lived in a group home when she was a teenager and young adult. There she gained the knowledge and skills needed to be able to successfully live more independently. In 1996, she moved into her own apartment, supported by The Arc of Monmouth in their Supervised Living Program.
CoJe’s boyfriend lives in the same apartment complex and they spend a lot of time together. She often refers to him as “a keeper”. They enjoy spending time together, listening to music, cooking dinner, watching movies, going to the library, and other community activities. They are big supports for each other.
CoJe works at Seabrook Village, a senior living retirement community, a job she has held for over fourteen years. She has held a variety of jobs including the salad bar, beverage stations, and wrapping silverware. She is a valued team member, advocates for herself, and enjoys interacting with the residents. She is supported by a job coach when she needs advice or guidance. Her job coach helps her to effectively communicate and is also helping her learn to use the employee app and a computer.
My selection for the MOCEANS Support Coordination Success Story for the month of April 2022 goes to RoGa. I had the opportunity to see him in action at a visit to his ARC of Ocean Day Program located in Tuckerton, New Jersey. He was very welcoming to me, as he always is, and seemed very happy to share this part of his life and his routine for the day. He and his classmates were engaged in a lesson on the parts of a plant, and he proceeded with his seatwork assignments in a very focused and diligent manner. The lesson further provided him with the opportunity to display his aptitude in word recognition related to the topic along with a variety of fine motor skills in coloring, cutting, and pasting. RoGa demonstrated great pride in all of his work and exhibited excellent manners towards his teachers and fellow students. He is a delightful, hard-working young man who overflows with enthusiasm in everything that he does, and is most deserving to be selected as the MOCEANS Support Coordination Success Story for the month of April 2022.