Special needs…
Special homes.

Thousands of people all across NJ are awaiting an independent living placement.

Let’s change that together.

Special needs…
Special homes.

Thousands of people all across NJ are awaiting an independent living placement.

Let’s change that together.

The Steven Milford Independent Living Experience

Establishing homes. Investing in lives. SMILE of Hopatcong is working to meet the housing needs of the developmentally disabled in Morris & Sussex Counties.

The Steven Milford Independent Living Experience (SMILE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving intellectually and developmentally disabled individuals as they face the challenges of adulthood. The number of people left without feasible living alternatives in this phase of life increases every year.

SMILE is in the process of establishing community homes in which individuals can receive the support they need from their peers and the guidance they need from loving caretakers. Our desire is to make the residents of a SMILE home part of the community in which they live.

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Recent News

Construction of Independent Living Facility on Lakeside Boulevard

As many of my fellow residents may have noticed, there is a construction project going on at 37 & 39 Lakeside Boulevard. Many of you have seen the sign in front of the property displaying a picture of a home with the acronym SMILE on... Read more

Groundbreaking News

It's official! After two years of waiting, we are proud owners of a beautiful new hole in the ground! After a pair of nesting eagles halted progress last summer, we finally received permission to proceed, and we broke ground on the first... Read more

Nesting eagles halt construction in Hopatcong

Link to article: http://www.njherald.com/article/20160505/ARTICLE/305059985# Article: Photo by Jake West/New Jersey Herald – Two eagles watch over their nest near Lake Hopatcong and the Atkins Companies’ Mariner’s Pointe project in Hopatcong. By David Danzis New Jersey Herald HOPATCONG -- A pair of nesting bald eagles... Read more

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Make a Tax-Deductible Donation

From one-time gifts to monthly donations, whether financial or property & real estate, every dollar you give helps provide a safe & caring environment for a special needs individual.

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