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Make An Impact During The Holiday Season

Dear Jawonio Friends & Family, The Ferri Family and Nazario Family are just two of the many families Jawonio has helped over the years. This would not be possible without your support. This past month, we held a groundbreaking for our $18 million dollar campus transformation. We also announced our $10 million dollar goal for the capital…

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DSP Spotlight-Jean Cheron

As part of the #bFair2DirectCare advocacy campaign to ensure that Direct Support Professionals are paid the living wage that has been promised in the New York State budget, we join together with agencies across the state to show the great work our DSP’s do everyday. Jawonio proudly recognizes the outstanding professionalism and dedication…

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Camp Jawonio Alumni Profile

Meet Ms. Susan Klein, Professor Emeritus of Special Education at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Susan is an alumni of “Camp Jawonio,” today known as the Summer Education Program.  Susan was a camp counselor from 1956 – 1959 when she was a teenager.  Her experiences at Jawonio helped to shape her interests…

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Driven For A Purpose: Interview with Mark Glasel

[Jawonio]: Mark, you have been a successful commercial estate agent in the region for decades, and now you work at TriForce Commercial Real Estate. How did you get into that field? [Mark]: While I was operating a Gantry Crane at Todd Shipyards in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn, I heard my…

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Celebrating our Staff for National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week-Marie

In honor of National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week, Jawonio celebrates the valuable contributions that our DSP staff make to the Jawonio Community by posting personal profiles of a few of our fantastic team. MEET MARIE DENISE PIERRE – Marie is originally from Haiti and lives in Spring Valley just a…

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Celebrating our Staff during National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week-Valerie

In honor of National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week, Jawonio celebrates the valuable contributions that our DSP staff make to the Jawonio Community by posting personal profiles of a few members on our fantastic team. MEET VALERIE HSIUNG – Originally from Taiwan, Valerie has lived in the U.S. for over 35…

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Thank You To Our 2015 Donors!

We would like to thank everyone that contributed to The Jawonio Foundation in 2015. Your generous donations helped our events and appeals surpass their goals. Our success could not be possible without all your support. Thank you to all of our wonderful friends that helped make 2015 a very special…

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Celebrating our Staff for National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week-Elizabeth

In honor of National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week, Jawonio celebrates the valuable contributions that our DSP staff makes to the Jawonio Community by posting personal profiles of a few members on our fantastic team. MEET ELIZABETH CESAR – Elizabeth lives in Spring Valley, NY and has worked as a DSP…

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Celebrating our Staff during National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week-Fiordaliza

In honor of National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week, Jawonio celebrates the valuable contributions that our DSP staff make to the Jawonio Community by posting personal profiles of a few members of our fantastic team. MEET FIORDALIZA – Fiordaliza Arroyo lives in Yonkers and works for Jawonio at its Yonkers program…

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Jawonio Leads #bFair2DirectCare Advocacy Efforts

In the past month, Jawonio has led advocacy efforts as a part of the #bFair2DirectCare campaign, which is urging Governor Cuomo to add $45 million into the state budget, each year for the next six years to provide for fair wages for direct care workers who provide critical services for…

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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.