About Helpful Hands

Northeast Regional Early Intervention Collaborative

We help to facilitate access and availability of effective early intervention services through outreach and collaboration in Bergen, Hudson, and Passaic Counties.
WHO WE ARE

The four Regional Early Intervention Collaboratives were established in 1993 by the New Jersey lead agency, The Department of Health.

We provide local level leadership in the planning and coordination of the New Jersey Early Intervention system. Helpful Hands, the Northeast Regional Early Intervention Collaborative serves Bergen, Hudson, and Passaic counties.

 

EARLY INTERVENTION

The mission of the New Jersey Early Intervention system is to enhance the capacity of families to meet the developmental and health related needs of children birth to age three, who have developmental delays or disabilities, by providing quality services and support to families and their children. NJEIS promotes collaborative partnerships among the family, their community, service and healthcare providers, schools and childcare programs that strengthen and enhance family confidence to develop and use lasting networks of natural support.

WHAT WE DO

The REIC’s help facilitate access and availability of effective early intervention services through outreach and collaboration. The REIC’s are committed to providing a family centered, family driven, community and culturally sensitive system of early intervention service and supports. Helpful Hands works to ensure that all eligible children from birth to age three have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential and be valued in their communities.

HOW WE HELP

Helpful Hands works to assure the timely availability of services and supports. We provide training and technical assistance to early intervention providers and community stakeholders. We support families through parent education, central directory of resources, coordination of family activities, informal mediation of parent concerns, and advocacy for policy changes to improve the EI system.
 

Meet the Team

Nancy May

Executive
Director

Phone: 973-200-1226

Magdalena Kauker

Office Manager/ Development Coordinator

Phone: 973-200-1227

Kayla Addon

Administrative
Assistant

Phone: 973-200-1231

Desirée Bonner

Family Support
Specialist

Phone: 973-200-1230

Nicole Ramirez

Training & Technical Assistance Coordinator

Phone: 973-200-1229

Carol Ferrando

SPOE Service Coordinator Supervisor

Phone: 973-200-1233

Angelica Delgado

Ring Central Administrative Assistant

Phone: 973-200-1238

Bonny Gamez

SPOE Administrative Assistant

Phone: 973-200-1239

Shannon Doherty

SPOE Service
Coordinator

Phone: 973-200-1234

Sophia Henry

SPOE Service
Coordinator

Phone: 973-200-1232

Emily Monroe

SPOE Service
Coordinator

Phone: 973-200-1237

Giselle Pasciolla

SPOE Service
Coordinator

Phone: 973-200-1235

Jennifer Pimentel

SPOE Service
Coordinator

Phone: 973-200-1236

Fatima Suddal

SPOE Service
Coordinator

Phone: 973-200-1240

Octavia Wilson

Data
Analyst

Phone: 973-200-1228

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