Dear Family & Friends. 
 

PILOT is pleased that our Day Programs are open once again, both our Egg Harbor and Blackwood operations. It was a slow opening due to staffing-hiring challenges we faced, but as of September, most of those individuals wishing to return are back with us. 

It was wonderful to watch people catching up to and seeing their peers they had missed for the last fourteen months. The smiles, hugs, laughs and questions about what each other have been up too. Such a pleasure for me and our new team of employees to see.   

The COVID break, as previously mentioned, did enable us to address some maintenance needs we thought would make our facilities that much nicer once we re-opened. Both day operations have been totally repainted.  At Blackwood, old carpet was removed, and new flooring laid down throughout the facility. Blackwood also had some major bathroom renovations completed as well. 

Unfortunately, we did lose some staff who were not able to return or decided to stay in our residential settings, where many picked-up opportunities created with the shut-down. We are certainly blessed to have so many caring staff on-board with us.

Please feel free to visit our program sites if you would like to see the changes we made and what we are currently offering in our day program locations. We will gladly show you around. 

Although we are not done with the pandemic, we do hope the worse is behind us. We continue to be very cautious in all our services locations with mandated mask wearing, temperature taking and observant of any flu like signs or symptoms.

As always, should you have any questions at all, please outreach to me. 

 

Allen Samuels-Executive director.

 

P.I.L.O.T. Services wishes to thank the South Jersey COVID-19 Response Fund and the Trustees of the Community Foundation of South Jersey for supporting us with a grant in the amount of 10,000 dollars.

These funds will be used for recruiting, training and making necessary modifications to our day program to ensure the safety-health and well-being of those we support. This will allow P.I.L.O.T. Services to reopen the day programs as soon as possible and to resume this much needed service to our community. Thank you very much Community Foundation of South Jersey.

 

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“TOGETHER WE CAN ACHIEVE THE EXTRAORDINARY… and MORE!”

P.I.L.O.T Services wants to spread our message of hope and compassion. We believe that a single action can make a difference in the community, and that collective action can greatly impact the world. Through advocacy and outreach activities, our team works tirelessly each day to contribute their part to the greater good.

Our Mission

P.I.L.O.T Services: Our mission is to provide a caring environment within our homes and program settings that offer meaningful experiences and opportunities to enhance personal growth and development. We believe adults whose life’s are impacted by their disabilities deserve to live in homes and attend day program that are clean, safe and staffed by staff who have a caring heart. This is the foundation of who we are.

 

P.I.L.O.T. Services at a Glance

Here at P.I.L.O.T. Services, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a better place for all.

Our decision making process is informed by comprehensive empirical studies and high quality data evaluation.

We strive to build productive relationships by providing the following services:

Residential

Community Engagement

Engaging Day Habilitation

Neuro Care Community Services

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (P.T.S.D) support for veterans

 

Who is P.I.L.O.T.?

Personalized Independent Living Opportunities and Training Services, Inc., is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) agency established in August of 1992 to serve persons with developmental disabilities. P.I.L.O.T. Services started with just a residential program, serving individuals returning to New Jersey from out-of state living arrangements. Our first residential home was opened in Cherry Hill, NJ, October of 1993. In the Spring of 2005, the Atlantic County Egg Harbor Day Program was opened and The Blackwood Day Program opened in Fall of 2015. The Berlin Day Program was opened in January, 2020.

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    Achieving and providing true personalized/ person-centered services is at the very heart of what makes P.I.L.O.T. Services a leader in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). We strive to provide the programming that our service recipients want for themselves.

    Our approach to personalization starts with getting to know the individual by doing our diligence with regard to becoming familiar with the full background of the person. As well, we perform exploratory and skill based assessments to assist with forming the unique pathways for each person we serve.

    We are committed to this process as we want the data we gather to reflect the unique fingerprint of each participant in our programs.