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 individuals with developmental disabilities 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

Smile’s own Nate Bartsch Wins Outstanding Achievement Award!

"Nate the Great" proudly posing with Outstanding Achievement Award Congratulations to our very own "Nate the Great", for winning a Jim & Kit Murray Outstanding Achievement Award at the 49th Annual Murray House Dinner Dance at the Brownstone on Sunday hosted by the Department for... Read more

The Guys at the SMILE Home are Getting into the Christmas Spirit!

Last week, everyone at the SMILE Home in the Colabella Building went on a little trip. Finding the perfect Christmas tree was the was on the agenda for the day.  Here are a few great pictures of the Christmas Tree adventure!

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the SMILE Home in the Colabella Building!

Thank you to everyone that attended the grand opening ceremony of the first SMILE Home, in the Colabella Building! We could not have accomplished our mission without all the generosity, support, and dedication that the whole loving community has contributed to making the SMILE Home in the... Read more

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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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