CAU Welcomes New Members to Specialized Fanwood Home

Community Access Unlimited (CAU) has opened its newest group home in downtown Fanwood. The property is a two-floor, fourbedroom, fully accessible residential space and is close to stores, restaurants, the railroad station and bus lines. Previously, CAU had only two locations: one in Roselle and one in Elizabeth. Fanwood is now the third.
This house is home for four members, three of whom are fairly new to CAU. The members are either coming from their parents’ homes or relocating through the Emergency Capacity System (ECS). The ECS program provides emergency housing to individuals who are in need.
One member, Kevin Collazo, will soon enroll at Rutgers to earn his master’s degree – he already has a bachelor’s degree in accounting – and another member, Aiden Bolan, has found a job at the Home Goods in nearby Clark.
“They love it here,” said Aisha Arroyo, Assistant Executive Director. “Fanwood is a really nice area. There are summer festivals and they’re really looking forward to that.” The members are joined by eight staff members in this lovely, completely refurbished home.
celebrating its 38th year in 2017, supports people with special needs by helping them to realize satisfying lives and to be active members of the community. CAU provides support and gives voice to adults and youth who traditionally have little support and no input in society. CAU helps people with housing, life skills, employment, money management, socialization and civic activities. CAU also supports opportunities for advocacy through training in assertiveness, decision-making and civil rights. CAU currently serves more than 6,000 individuals and families, and that number is growing each year.
For more information about CAU and its services, contact by phone at 908.354.3040, online at or by mail at 80 West Grand Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07202.

(above) Community Access Unlimited Group Home in Fanwood, NJ.

(above l-r) Aidan Dolan, Kevin Collazo and Anthony Hodge enjoying their new home.00