Joanna Adu, Esq.

Joanna Adu, Esq. is a member of the SERV Achievement Centers Board of Directors. 

Ms. Adu is an Associate Attorney at Lyons & Associates, P.C., in Somerville where she is the Chair of Finance and Estate Planning. She is a member of the N.J. Association of Justice Matrimonial Committee. 

She has several years of experience advocating for disability rights, with a particular interest in autism-related services. She likewise has experience initiating and fostering professional relationships with community non-profits, previously having served as a Family Resource Coordinator at Families for Effective Autism Treatment in Washington State.

Ms. Adu earned her Juris Doctor from Seattle University School of Law and a BA in political science from the University of Washington.

Her volunteer work includes serving as Director of Open Doors for Multicultural Families from 2015 to 2016.

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SERV Behavioral Health Systems, Inc.
SERV Behavioral Health System, Inc. Overview

SBHS Corporate Office-600SERV Behavioral Health System, Inc's Corporate Office in Ewing, NJ

With the strengthening of each individual comes the strengthening of our community as a whole

SERV Behavioral Health System, Inc. is a private statewide, not-for-profit behavioral healthcare organization serving adults and children working to recover from a serious mental illness or cope with a developmental disability.

Remaining focused on personal dignity and quality of care, we utilize a continuum of services that are tailored to meet individual needs. It is our goal to assist our consumers to live and work successfully in their communities.

Housing and supportive services are integrated into a broad-based approach that addresses the most basic needs of each individual (food, shelter, clothing) while allowing them to safely adjust to living in the community and gradually build a more independent life.

The people we assist on a daily basis are your family, your friends, your neighbors, and your children. They are the people in your community. Each day we work to strengthen these individuals in an effort to help them to live successfully in the community, maintain regular work, or further their education while they struggle to cope with a serious disability. We do this because we know that with the strengthening of each individual comes the strengthening of our community as a whole.

SERV Family of Companies at a glance

SERV Foundation

Our Mission

The SERV Foundation raises funds to provide innovative programs for individuals in the SERV Behavioral Health System's Family of Companies who struggle with debilitating mental illnesses or developmental disabilities. By creating partnerships with individuals and organizations, The Foundation develops awareness in the community and provides financial support for exceptional programs benefiting our consumers, their families and the community at large.

Our Location:

20 Scotch Road, 3rd Floor, Ewing, NJ 08628

Phone: (609) 406-0100    Fax: (609) 771-9728


The SERV Foundation has three major commitments:


SERV Behavioral Health System, Inc. has been recognized for its leading role in mental health treatment:

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