Welcome To ECCR

More than a home supporting individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities. The Eastern Christian Children’s Retreat is a private, non-profit organization created to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
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What We Do

The Eastern Christian Children’s Retreat is a nonprofit organization serving the needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our 14 facilities in Bergen and Passaic Counties. We also offer short-term respite care. In addition to residential care, ECCR operates a Special Needs Adult Day Program. Our emphasis is on providing a nurturing atmosphere where residents have the comfort and security of a homelike setting.

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Residential Living

ECCR provides residential living for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in 14 fully equipped locations in Bergen and Passaic Counties.

Special Needs Adult Day Program (RAVE)

The ECCR Special Needs Adult Day Program (RAVE) is open to individual with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are age 21 or older.

Respite Care

Respite Care is a temporary stay at ECCR, which gives parents or guardians the worry-free opportunity to take a vacation, undergo hospitalization or deal with a family crisis while knowing that their family member is being cared for by qualified professionals. The length of a respite stay is variable according to the individual’s needs.
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Volunteer Work

A volunteer is a person who performs a service willingly and without pay. Volunteers give our residents the extra one-on-one time that is so important.

If you have any time to give, please contact the volunteer office, 201-848-8005 x230.

Due to COVID-19, ECCR is not accepting volunteers at this time. Please check back here for news of when this is lifted. Thank you.

Their Stories

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Lee’s Story

The decision to put our son in a group home was probably the most emotional decision we have had to make since his birth. Thank heavens for ECCR, we were absolutely certain he was in the best of hands and environment. He has now been at the Retreat for over 12 years and even though…

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Peter

Peters Story

Our brother Peter was born with Fragile X Syndrome. When Peter reached adulthood he resided in a group home in New York for many years. Approximately 6 years ago, Peter developed a severe esophageal stricture that resulted in a 60 lbs weight loss in a very short time period and after nearly 40 hospitalizations, eventually…

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