Jawonio News


Jerry with Toddler

Bill Trust, Jawonio Board member shares important information about how you can make a planned gift to Jawonio from Retirement Funds that will have a huge impact on the lives of children with special needs.

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DoubleTree by Hilton Tarrytown will be Honored at the 2019 Harvest Brunch

Jawonio is thrilled to honor Doubltree by Hilton Tarrytown this year. The hotel has been one of most committed Employer partners for over eleven years! Kevin Johnson, General Manager is pictured here with Norbert and David, workers from the Jawonio Community Employment Program.

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Jawonio Honors Paul Piperato, Rockland County Clerk

Jawonio is thrilled to honor the Honorable Paul Piperato, Rockland County Clerk at their annual Harvest Brunch. Pictured here at the Jawonio Bowlathon with Hometown Heroes Michael Sherman, Diana Hess, Jill Warner, Elaine Apfelbaum and Maribel Morgese.

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CEO Newsletter: Fall 2019 Highlights

CEO Newsletter: Fall 2019 Highlights A Message From Jill: Click Here to see my video about voting in the Aetna Voices of Health Competition. Watch Video Welcome to the Fall!   We had so much to celebrate this summer.  At the end of June, we held our annual Film Benefit to…

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Care Management Department

Care Management at Jawonio Jawonio provides a wide array of behavioral health services.  Included in that is our Care Management Program that helps individuals who are in recovery gain access to the important resources they need to be successful in their journey and help them achieve their personal educational, employment…

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Jawonio Partners with Dominican College Division of Nursing

Jawonio has partnered with the Dominican College Division of Nursing for the past several years. The connection began in 2013 when Mia Wolinksy-Zazon, who works as the Registered Dietician at Jawonio, came up with the idea about a possible affiliation between Dominican College nursing students, and Jawonio. She consulted with…

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The Salmon Family Asks You to Help Jawonio Build for Tomorrow

Without Jawonio’s Early Intervention services, Brendan would not have received the care and attention that he needed early in his life. You can help Jawonio continue to provide better futures to children and adults with special needs by supporting the Building for Tomorrow Campus Transformation Project.

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DSP Celebration Week – Spotlight Profile – Yolene Altidor

Meet Yolene Altidor, DSP – Cummings House Yolene has been working at Jawonio since 1997 at Cummings House. Before coming to Jawonio, she worked at another health agency for about 20 years. Combined, she has over 40 years of experience in the direct service field! Yolene shared that her husband…

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DSP Week Celebration – Spotlight Profile – Kadian Gillis

Kadian Gillis – DSP, Yonkers Day Program Jawonio celebrated its DSP staff last week, September 9-16, by hosting DSP Luncheons, collecting thank you notes from consumers in our residences and day programs and sharing profiles of some of our incredible DSP staff on social media and on our blog. Meet Kadian…

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Jawonio: First Officially Recognized Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace in Rockland County

On Thursday, June 14th, Rockland County Executive Ed Day, County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, and the community recognized Jawonio as the first business in Rockland to achieve Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Recognition by the Rockland County Department of Health’s Breastfeeding Promotion and Support Program. Thanks to a grant from the…

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About us

We provide care for over 10,000 people with special needs each year.

Our mission

Jawonio is a registered 501c3 organization and the premier provider of lifespan services in the Hudson Valley of New York State for individuals with developmental disabilities, behavioral health challenges, and chronic medical conditions. 

Jawonio is dedicated to advancing the independence, well-being, and equality of people with disabilities and special needs.