For more than a decade, the Delta Dental of New Jersey Foundation has supported the Matheny Medical and Educational Center in Peapack, NJ. Matheny is a special hospital and educational facility for children and adults ages 3-21 with medically complex developmental disabilities, including cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and a wide-range of uncommon conditions.
Matheny’s main campus is home to 101 children and adults with developmental disabilities and also has five group homes located in Somerset and Warren counties that provide residence for an additional 30 adults. Matheny also trains healthcare professionals, therapists, and educators in how to work effectively with persons who have developmental disabilities.
Delta Dental of New Jersey Foundation awarded Matheny a start-up grant over a decade ago to help build and equip their Dental Center. Now, more than 10 years later, our Foundation still supports Matheny’s efforts to provide dental care to a segment of the population that often times goes without due to lack of access to specialized care. Our Foundation has provided a total of nearly $1 million in grants to support Matheny’s Dental Center!
During National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, we want to acknowledge and thank Matheny – from the doctors, nurses, dentists, dental hygienists, teachers, arts access program staff and administrative personnel – everyone – for the work they do day in and day out to provide a place for those with developmental disabilities to thrive!