Mission: Matheny is a special hospital, school, and fine arts center whose mission is to optimize the quality of life for people with severe disabilities.
Results: Matheny provides round-the-clock medical care and comprehensive therapies for just over 130 inpatients and residents in its home hospital and group homes. The organization's outpatient medical, dental, and wheelchair seating clinics serve some 700 people each year who would otherwise have great difficulty obtaining centralized services. Matheny's pioneering Arts Access program, based in an award-winning, fully accessible studio and theatre on Matheny's Peapack campus, partners with organizations within and outside NJ to enable hundreds of people with disabilites to express themselves in the fine arts, and to present and sell their work.
Target demographics: individuals with complex medical disabilities
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 1000 children and adults who have significant disabilities associated with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, Lesch-Nyhan disease, and other medically complex disorders
Geographic areas served: New Jersey
Programs: the Matheny Center of Medicine and Dentistry, which serves individuals with medically complex, immobilizing disabilities; Arts Access, which provides people with disabilities the freedom to express themselves in the fine arts; and Community Connections, which enables the people we serve to participate in ordinary activities like dining out, seeing a sports event or concert, or going camping.