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Jawonio News

Welcome to “Sunrise Court” – A New Program at Jawonio!

Jawonio is excited to announce its new initiative called “Sunrise Court,” a new program that was opened in June as a collaboration between Jawonio’s Cummings House and Day Services for adults with disabilities. The program is a sensory based program for adults with complex physical and medical needs that significantly…

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Jawonio Philanthropy Expands for Campus Transformation

Jessica and Jeffrey Johnston shared their personal story about how they were inspired to get involved with Jawonio at our Cabin Celebration on July 26th–a historic moment, where the community came to celebrate the completion of phase 1 of the Building for Tomorrow Campus Transformation Project on Jawonio’s main campus.…

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CEO E-News: Summer Highlights

Our Cabin Celebration was a tremendous success! Special thanks to all of the community leaders, donors, family, friends, and staff who joined together to celebrate the new Jawonio Summer Education Cabins. What a historic day! Watch our Cabin Celebration Video! Thank you to all of those who joined with us…

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Sandy Sewell and Ellen Spergel Tell Their Story–Alumni Profile

This summer, Sandy Sewell reunited with her dear friend Ellen Spergel, who she met at “Camp Jawonio” back in the early 1960’s. Ellen was a counselor for one summer right before college, and Sandy was a camper. They got reacquainted years later in the 1970’s when Sandy reached out to…

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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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Summer Camp Counselor, Warren Silberstein Shares His Jawonio Story

In honor of throwback Thursday and looking back on fond memories of Jawonio, please take a look at Warren Silberstein’s Story, who has a personal connection to our Foundation as a former Camp counselor! “I first came to work at Camp Jawonio in the summer of 1964, when I was 16…

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Jawonio to be Recognized by HSN Cares During Annual $1,000 A Day Giveaway on 4/14!

We are thrilled to announce that Jawonio will receive a $1,000 donation on April 14th as part of the HSN Cares annual $1,000 a day giveaway campaign. HSN Cares selected Jawonio from a pool of hundreds of entries. HSN customer Christine Neidhart and her husband volunteer with us at Jawonio, and are members of…

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DSP Week Celebration – Spotlight on Clint Walker

Clint pictured with Aridia Meet Clint Walker, DSP – New City Day Hab Clint Walker has been working for Jawonio for almost ten years. He joined Jawonio in 2009, and started as a DSP Assistant, then promoted to DSP shortly after. He came to work for Jawonio through the Community Employment…

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DSP Celebration Week – Spotlight Profile – Marlene Richez

Meet Marlene Richez, DSP at Paul J. Tendler Condos Marlene just had her 10 year anniversary working at Jawonio, having worked here since May of 2018. She started at Jawonio by simply stopping into the main Administrative Offices and applying for a job.  She had previously worked at Home Aides…

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DSP Celebration Week – Spotlight on Myra Rybarczyk

Meet Myra Rybarazyk, DSP at Moskoff House and PACE: Myra Rybarazyk has worked at Jawonio as a DSP for the past 14 years. She became aware of Jawonio through her daughter Karen Genua, who also worked as a DSP at the beginning of her career, then became a coordinator, a…

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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.