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About Us

The Center at Hampton House is a 501(c)(3) [Non-Profit Corporation] eligible for tax-deductible donations.

Our Story

The Center at Hampton House was created out of need, by founder and mother of two grown children with autism. Nancy Jelen had exhausted all resources available to help her two grown children secure employment and create a sustainable living for themselves.

In August of 2017, The Center at Hampton House was established and has since made many partnerships to offer services to guide individuals with intellectual disabilities to live an independent life and secure employment.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a private facility with education programs and activities for individuals with Autism, to help them develop social skills that translate into vocational skills as a springboard toward independent living and to become a part of vibrant communities.

To create a safe learning environment for persons with intellectual disabilities to acquire independent living skills, practical office and business technology skills and skills in professional trades.

To create a recreational learning environment through common interest social clubs, workshops and specialized programs which offer opportunity for engagement, learning skills and to participate in events, independently or with friends and family members, for fun, enrichment and socialization.

To assist adults on the spectrum of autism to explore specific areas of interests, talents and training for improving employment opportunities. Plus customized employment opportunities for small business ventures for sustainable self-employment.

To create a group living home for independent adults with autism.

Our Team

Our team members are committed to creating a safe learning environment and working with persons with intellectual disabilities.  Our dedicated experts are committed to providing quality programs and services to help those individuals acquire independent living skills, practical office and business technology skills and skills in professional trades.

We believe that all individuals are different and unique and our learning environment accepts and encourages differences while striving to improve employment opportunities.

The Center at Hampton House is an equal opportunity employer.


Executive Committee

Nancy Jelen - President

Karen Velocci - Treasurer

Connie Collins-Brick - Secretary


Center Staff

Nancy Jelen, Executive Director

Karen Velocci, Director of Technology and Programs

Alaa Ajaj

Sherie Benoff

Sarah Blunt

Connie Brick

Nanci Goldenberg

Tatyanna Jamison

Cheryl Kaiser