Community-based support for adults 21+

Give your loved one the gift of connection & community

Give them the gift of Community-Based Support.

No disability can stop them from pursuing their passions and independence.

All humans are social beings and crave personal interaction. Your loved one should have the opportunity to participate in their community, joys, and passions. They simply need the assistance and encouragement that a Direct Support Professional (DSP) can provide.

What can a Direct Support Professional do?

A DSP can help with..

DSPs are responsible for implementing a support plan that caters to your loved one’s needs and goals, which can include nurturing social and communication skills, strengthening independence, and forming and maintaining friendships.

A DSP will help your loved one participate in activities that enrich their lives and develop important life skills. Depending on the client’s needs and wants, the DSP can accompany them to events and celebrations, the gym, on public transportation, grocery shopping, and more.

Food Shopping

Laundry

Cooking

Gym & Nutrition

Personal hygiene

Chores

Social events

Employment readiness

Games

But that’s not all.

A DSP also offers less tangible—but no less powerful—gifts of acceptance, confidence, and friendship, and independence. With a DSP by your loved one’s side, they will learn to break out of their comfort zones and pursue meaningful relationships.

Whether we match you with a DSP who is the best fit for your loved one, or you get a trusted family member or caregiver—or even yourself—approved as a DSP, we’re here to make the process as smooth as possible.

The choice is yours

We understand that the caregiver-client relationship is fundamentally rooted in deep trust. That’s why we give you the choice between two options when it comes to finding a Direct Support Professional for your loved one:

We find you a match

Get a fully trained and carefully vetted DSP that best fits your loved one’s needs. Tell us your needs, preferences and wishes, and we will find a DSP that will seamlessly fit into your loved one’s life.

You become or recruit a DSP

Choose yourself or another familiar face—such as a trusted friend or family member—as the DSP. We’ll provide training, get you/them approved and set up as a TeamCare employee.

“I’m so happy my son has a friend”

“TeamCare picked the perfect DSP for our son, Brendon. Matt and Brendon are a couple of years apart and have the same personalities. And Matt has so much patience, nothing frazzles him. I’m so happy that Brendon has a friend, someone his age that he has things in common with. They talk about animals, space, nature … They spend most of their time outdoors.”

Lisa Callahan

A mom and TeamCare NJ client

“Becoming my son’s DSP has allowed me to teach him life’s basics”

“Any type of financial assistance helps when you have a child with special needs. Becoming my son’s DSP has allowed me the time to teach my son life’s basics—like doing laundry, food shopping, how to talk to people appropriately, how to stay safe… It’s a treat being with my son. And I don’t think there’s anyone better than a mom!”

Jordan’s mom

TeamCare NJ client and DSP

How does it work?

We learn about your loved one

You know your loved one best. We’ll ask you both some questions so we can learn all about your goals, schedule, and preferences.

We find the perfect match

Taking your loved one’s needs, goals, personality and preferences into account, we’ll comb through all of our personnel files to determine the best match. 

We carefully vet each candidate

Our thorough vetting process includes interviews, skill evaluations and reference checks—ensuring highly qualified staff that checks everyone’s boxes.

Meet and greet with your DSP

It’s not all systems ago until you feel totally comfortable. You and your loved one meet our handpicked choice to ensure that you really are that perfect match!

Ongoing quality assurance

Once your DSP starts providing care, we check in with you to assess progress and ensure that your goals and expectations are being met.

How does it work?

We learn about your loved one

You know your loved one best. We’ll ask you both some questions so we can learn all about your goals, schedule, and preferences.

We find the perfect match

Taking your loved one’s needs, goals, personality and preferences into account, we’ll comb through all of our personnel files to determine the best match. 

We carefully vet each candidate

Our thorough vetting process includes interviews, skill evaluations and reference checks—ensuring highly qualified staff that checks everyone’s boxes.

Meet and greet with your DSP

It’s not all systems ago until you feel totally comfortable. You and your loved one meet our handpicked choice to ensure that you really are that perfect match!

Ongoing quality assurance

Once your DSP starts providing care, we check in with you to assess progress and ensure that your goals and expectations are being met.

A team you can count on

If you ever have questions, need a change of schedule or an issue arises with your DSP, we will problem solve until everything is smoothly sorted.

I’m an individual with I/DD. How do I get started with community-based support?

Reach out to us, and we’ll assist you in getting approved and choosing the best support coordinator.

Give your loved on the gift of community based support.

Reach out to us, and we’ll assist you in getting approved and choosing the best support coordinator.

Shoot us a message here, or call us at 732-884-2273. No question is too big or too small.