Mission + History
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Pillar Elementary School and Pillar High School are programs of Pillar Care Continuum. Pillar Care is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities and other special needs by supporting personal growth, independence and participation in the community.

Our History

Pillar Care Continuum (formerly Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey) was founded in 1953 by the parents of children with cerebral palsy who wanted better services for their loved ones. They operated from donated space in the basement of Orange Memorial Hospital.

In 1976, the agency established Horizon School in East Orange, New Jersey to serve students with multiple disabilities.

From Horizon School to Pillar Care Continuum

The school relocated to a more spacious facility in Livingston, New Jersey in November 2000.  The new site led to a rapid growth in enrollment and the agency opened Horizon High School in 2005.

In 2019, the agency rebranded as Pillar Care Continuum and the schools rebranded as Pillar Elementary School and Pillar High School.

How to Help

Our supporters are critical to helping our schools to go above and beyond for our students. There are a number of ways you can help.