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Programs_LOCATIONS_Melissa Riggio Residence

Melissa Riggio Residence

Somerset Hills YMCA

In 1994, Somerset Hills YMCA was gifted a 5.5 acre parcel of land adjacent to the Mount Airy branch. Through grants and community support, we built a home for adults with developmental disabilities to offer them the opportunity to live, laugh and learn as independent adults. The home was named in honor of Melissa Riggio, a strong and optimistic young woman who was born with Down Syndrome. Melissa worked at the Y in the administrative office and also in the Wellness Center. In 2008, Melissa passed away, at the age of 20, after a courageous battle with leukemia. We are proud to partner with Our House, Inc. as the service provider to the residents of the Melissa Riggio Residence, to offer this house as a service to our community.

For more information about Our House, Inc., please call 908 464 8008 or visit

For information on supporting the residence through a monetary or in-kind donation, please call 908 766 7898 x100.