Mission + History
Mission + History

Pillar Care Continuum (formerly Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey) provides a wide range of services to infants, children and adults with more than 100 different disabilities/diagnoses.

Pillar Care Continuum is dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities and other special needs by supporting personal growth, independence and participation in the community.


Pillar Care Continuum was founded in 1953 by the parents of children with cerebral palsy who wanted better services for their loved ones. They operated from donated space in the basement of Orange Memorial Hospital.

In 1962, the agency changed its name to the Cerebral Palsy Rehabilitation Network.

In 1964, seeking to coordinate its efforts with similar organizations around the state and nation, the agency became an affiliate of United Cerebral Palsy and changed its name to United Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey.

In 1992, with the agency increasingly serving individuals with a wide array of disabilities, the agency disaffiliated from UCP and changed its name to Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey.

In 2019, the agency was serving individuals with more than 100 different disabilities and felt the organization’s name was no longer reflective of its work. The agency name was changed to Pillar Care Continuum, Horizon Schools became Pillar Schools and all of the agency’s program names were changed to reflect the new Pillar name.

How to Help
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