Bancroft recently unveiled our newly rebuilt, state-of-the-art campus in Gloucester and Salem counties, N.J. The Bancroft Lakeside Campus at Mullica Hill — which also received a new name — got a $12 million renovation, including nine brand-new four-bedroom homes and a new vocational building.
The campus and its programs have supported adults with autism and other intellectual disabilities since 1973, in both residential and day vocational programs. The reconstruction will better help those who live on the campus prepare for the next step in their independence: to live successfully in the community — in a group home or supervised apartment — and to work or volunteer in the community.
“The work that Bancroft has done here is truly remarkable,” said N.J. Senate President Steve Sweeney during opening festivities. “It is great to see that they not only care about individuals with disabilities, but that they also go the extra mile to improve their facilities…I look forward to being a working partner with them in the future.”
For a story about the campus in the Gloucester County Times, please click here.
Pictured at top, from left: Former Bancroft Board Member Leon Zimmerman, Board Member Samuel Pignatelli, Senator Sweeney, Bancroft President and CEO Toni Pergolin, Board Member Jeff Harris, Board Chairman Martin A. Bieber, and Board Member Jeff Swartz.