A Portal for God's Peace

Episcopal Church of Our Saviour - Secaucus, NJ - Episcopal Church Crest

We warmly welcome single persons, people of all races and families of every kind.

Sunday Service:
Holy Eucharist
9:30 am

Child care is available

Disabled Access
We're accessible

Air conditioned


Church of Our Saviour
191 Flanagan Way

Secaucus, NJ 07094

Map and Directions


Tel: 201-863-1449
Fax: 201-863-1474

Barbara Lewis

Priest in Partnership

Dorothy Fowlkes
Pastoral Associate


This page revised
21 Mar 11




The Church of
Our Saviour
in the Town of Secaucus, New Jersey


Accessibility at
Church of Our Saviour
With links to other vital information
For people with disabilities

Can't handle steps? Our elevator brings you directly into church. It is on the Second Street side of our church.

The elevator is a standard key operated lift. The key is universal. If you have an elevator key, you will be able to use our elevator and any other handicapped elevator that you might encounter. If you need a key, please request one.

To use the elevator, insert your key and press the button to call the elevator. (If in use, you must wait for the person using it to complete their trip.) Once the elevator is in place, remove your key, open the door, enter, and place your key in the elevator. Press and hold the button to run the elevator. Remove the key and open the door when you reach your new level.

To reach the parish hall from the church, take the elevator to street level and enter the parish hall door at ground level at the front of the church. There are two steps inside to the parish hall level. If you are in a wheelchair, a portable ramp assists you in traversing these steps.

Other facilities:
Within the parish hall (through the nursery school room) you will find a unisex special access restroom.

Speakers in the church provide enhanced sound.

A silent air-conditioning system cools the church.

A wheel chair accessible walkway provides access to our back garden and memorial center.

There are two designated handicapped parking spaces in front of the church. Handicapped drop-off is available in front of the stop sign on Second Street, near our disabled access elevator.

Our Elevator

A memorial gift
This special access elevator, a gift from Susan Jacobson and Frances Solter, in memory of their parents, Stanley and Lucille Russel, makes it possible for people of all abilities to come into this church and take part in our community.

The elevator dedication was covered in the local press in the Secaucus Reporter article, entitled A Lift for Your Spirits.

Garaventa Genesis Vertical Lift Enclosure Model
Our lift is a complete, self-contained vertical wheelchair accessibility solution. It includes its own prefabricated shaftway enclosure with integrated doors. For more information link to the manufacturer's web site and the web site of their local representative, Handi-Lift, Inc., headquartered in Carlstadt, New Jersey. A full color brochure is available in pdf format (requires Acrobat Reader).

You're in good hands
Garaventa is a Multi-national company, best know for its equipment for mountains and ski slopes -- gondolas, chair lifts, aerial tramways and funiculars. See their corporate web site, and the full Genesis Accessibility web site.

Useful Information and Links

The Bethsaida Project - Diocese of Newark
The Bethsaida Project is a mission and ministry of the Episcopal Churches of The Diocese of Newark, to provide support and resources to congregations and individuals who seek to open their eyes to ways in which their church -- both the physical plant as well as members of their congregations -- can be more welcoming, accessible, and inclusive of people who have disabilities of any kind. For information.

The Episcopal Disability Network provides a useful online reference to Prayer Book and Hymnal resources for those who are blind or visually handicapped. Link for information.



Application for handicapped parking placards or plates.
Plates and Permanent Placards may be obtained by application to the Motor Vehicle Commission. For information go to the MVC web page. An application is available at the Motor Vehicle Inspection Station at County Avenue and Secaucus Road.

Temporary handicapped parking placards are issued by the Secaucus Police Department in Town Hall. You must have a documented medical need.

Application for handicapped parking space
Go to the Town Clerk's office for an application. To qualify you must have a medically documented need, have no suitable driveway parking, and have legally available parking in front of your home.

Secaucus Department of Social Services
Provides assistance to those who are emotionally and/or physically disabled, low income residents, the unemployed, the homeless, as well as senior citizens. This should be one of your first stops if you need assistance due to disabilities. 101 Centre Avenue, 201-330-2014. For information.

Secaucus Senior Center
Social, Cultural, Health, Educational and Recreational Programs for Senior Citizens and Adults with disabilities. 101 Centre Avenue, 201-330-2034. For information.

Medical Escort Service
Transportation to doctors and hospitals is available. Call 201-330-2014.

Senior Citizen/Disabled Bus Service
Weekday and weekend scheduled service for seniors and adults with disabilities. Also special trips for shopping, entertainment, etc. Schedules are available at the Senior Center and at the Town Clerk's office at Town Hall. Call 201-865-4422 for information

Secaucus Housing Authority
Low cost housing for qualified senior citizens and people with disabilities. 700 County Avenue, 201-867-2957

Secaucus Medical Services Directory
A complete listing of all medical services in Secaucus -- Over 80 doctors, dentists, optometrists, chiropractors, pediatrists, plus hospitals, urgent care, physical therapy and rehabilitation services. For information.


New Jersey

NJ Library for the Blind and Handicapped
Services are available without charge to New Jersey residents who have a condition that prevents them from holding a book or turning its pages; are legally blind or totally blind; or have a learning disability certified by a medical doctor.

The Library provides informational and recreational books fee through the mail in Braille,cassette, and large print. The Library's collection has more than 60,000 book titles and 76 periodicals available. Machines for playing the recorded materials are available on loan from the Library. Audiovision, the Library's radio reading service, is available to registered residents in New Jersey through the New Jersey Public TV Channel and streaming audio.

Go to their web pages for more information and applications.

New Jersey State Office on Disability Services
Promotes and facilitates the maximum independence and participation of people with disabilities in community life through information and access to service and supports, and fosters coordination and cooperation among government agencies. Personal Assistants Service program provides up to 40 hours of help per week to maximize independence. For information.

Support Services to the Aged and Disabled
Find out about the Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD) program, Senior Gold, the Lifeline Utility Assistance programs, and the Hearing Aid Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (HAAAD) program. Also financial eligibility for the AIDS Drug Distribution Program (ADDP) and the Special Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB) program. For information.

Transportation Discounts for the Aged and Disabled
Reduced fare programs are available to seniors and disabled residents of New Jersey. Also programs for drivers. For information.

Temporary Disability Insurance
Under the New Jersey Temporary Disability Benefits Law, cash benefits are payable when you cannot work because of sickness or injury NOT caused by your job. New Jersey is one of only five states which provides compulsory temporary disability insurance for workers. For information.

Disability Insurance
The New Jersey system seeks to establish an equitable balance between the needs of injured workers and the needs of the employers of this state. The law protects both the employee and the employer: Employees receive reasonable and necessary medical care, temporary disability benefits and, when documented, an award for resulting permanent disability. Employers provide for the cost of such coverage while being protected from more expensive tort litigation and unlimited civil verdicts for non-economic losses. For information.

New Jersey Medicaid
Finding Your Way through Medicaid Managed Care. for New Jersey Families with Children with Special Needs. For information.

GovBenefits.gov -- New Jersey
Links to State benefits programs in New Jersey. For information.


United States

Your central gateway to the Federal Government's disability-related information and resources. This easy-to-use web portal is a directory of government Web links relevant to people with disabilities, their families, employers, service providers and other community members. For information.

GovBenefits.gov -- US
Links to 426 Federal programs, a number of which offer special programs for people with disabilities. For information.

Social Security Online -- Disability Programs
The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs are the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities. While these two programs are different in many ways, both are administered by the Social Security Administration and only individuals who have a disability and meet medical criteria may qualify for benefits under either program. For information.

Americans with Disabilities Act -- Home Page
Everything you want to know about the act including helpful detailed design specifications and links to other Federal Agencies with ADA responsibilities. For information.

Americans with Disabilities Act -- Consumer Law
An online brochure prepared with the support of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.
For information.

Americans with Disabilities Act -- Links to References
This site is intended to provide local officials with documents and information to help clarify understanding and implementation of the law.
For information.

Americans with Disabilities Act -- Civil Rights
The Americans with Disabilities Act provides comprehensive civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities in the areas of employment, state and local government services, public accommodations, transportation, and telecommunications.
For information. Additional reference. For information.

Housing & Mortgages for People with Disabilities
Useful information on specific rights and protections for people with disabilities who are contemplating buying a house or codominium.
For information.


Information for Travelers
with Disabilities

Travel tips for persons with disabilities
General information and advice with links to individual airlines' travel assistance programs.
For information

Secaucus Senior Citizen/Disabled Bus Service
Weekday and weekend scheduled service for seniors and disabled adults. Also special trips for shopping, entertainment, etc. Schedules are available at the Senior Center and at the Town Clerk's office at Town Hall. Call 201-865-4422 for information

Secaucus Medical Escort Service
Transportation to doctors and hospitals is available. Call 201-330-2014.

Hudson County Transcend
Transportation available to those over 60 years of age and to those with disabilities, including wheelchair accessible for non-emergency medical appointments, dialysis, physical and mental therapies,  evening & Saturday dialysis, competitive and non-competitive employment,  food shopping, nutrition sites, daytime mall shopping, Veterans Services, and social and recreational activities. .
For information

NJ Transit Assessible Services
Information on
accessible services on NJ Transit rail, bus,light rail, Access Link (paratransit)  and County Paratransit. Reduced fare for senior citizens and customers with disabilities is available.

MTA Guide to Accessible Transit
A complete guide to all services available in nearby New York City and adjacent suburbs for travel on Subways, Buses, Commuter Trains and para-transit, including information and application for reduced fare programs for seniors and travelers wih disabiliies.
For information

PATH Trains - Accessible Services
Information for
customers with disabilities and application for Senior Reduced Fare Card

A complete guide to assessible services and reduced fare programs for travelers with disabilities and senior citizens.
For information

Theatre Development Fund Accessibility Program
Designed to provide access in New York City to the performing arts for individuals with physical disabilities. For information


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