Bancroft is a leading service-provider for children and adults with autism, acquired brain injuries, and other intellectual or developmental disabilities.
We provide a full continuum of highly effective services — for people of all ages and every level of abilities — based on best practices and scientifically proven techniques. Our services include special education, vocational training, supported employment, structured day programs, group home and apartment programs both on-campus and in the community, short-term behavioral stabilization services for children, and in-home and outpatient rehabilitation services.
As a nonprofit organization, we are solely committed to supporting people with special needs and their families, to help make it One World. For Everyone.
Over a century of experience
Bancroft was founded in 1883 as one of the nation’s first schools for children with developmental disabilities. Today, we are the fifth-largest employer in Camden County, N.J., helping more than 1,500 people annually reach their full potential for fulfilling and productive lives. Our campuses, group homes and apartments, day and vocational sites span Camden, Burlington, Gloucester, Middlesex, Ocean, and Salem counties in New Jersey, as well as Southeastern Pennsylvania and Delaware.
For nearly 130 years, Bancroft has been making a difference in the lives of many. We are well- known for helping people with disabilities achieve fulfilling lives while improving their function, activity and participation in society.
It all began with one remarkable woman — a young Philadelphia teacher named Margaret Bancroft — who started her school with one pupil. Over the years, Bancroft has become a leader in helping people live as independently as possible, through jobs, homes and leisure activities in their local communities. Combining rich tradition with an advanced vision, Bancroft continues to lead the way in our field.
Our Mission, Vision and Core Values
These key statements help define Bancroft and set us apart from other organizations. They also unify us, and provide the framework for Bancroft’s supports and services, decision-making and how we work together.
Bancroft’s mission is to ensure that every person is given opportunities for lifelong learning and fulfillment.
We do this by altering perceptions, and by supporting those with intellectual and developmental challenges and acquired brain injuries in achieving their life goals as valued and respected members of our world.
Our distinct ability to deliver high quality individualized services in modern living, learning and working environments will exceed stakeholder expectations and secure Bancroft as the region’s elite provider of services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and brain injuries.