Jawonio News

Thank You to All of the Donors in Our End of Year Appeal!

A huge thank you goes out to all those that participated in our End of Year Appeal. Thanks to your generosity and nearly 300 donations, we surpassed our goal and raised over $52,000! We could not have done it without the amazing Salmon Family (Dan, Ellie, Scott, Karen, Lisa and…

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The 12th Anniversary of Jawonio’s Loaner Closet

Did you know that Jawonio has a loaner closet that meets the needs of a diverse community. This unique service supports the community when they need it most. The Jawonio Loan Program provides families and individuals with access to equipment such as wheelchairs, strollers, bath/shower chairs, walkers, canes, commodes, and…

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Jawonio opens Thrift Shop in Yonkers

Have a look at the LoHud story for more information on our Yonkers Thrift Store location!

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Jawonio seeks $18M campus revitalization

Despite the water-stained ceilings, worn carpeting and rusty baseboards, the chief executive officer of Jawonio thinks the New City campus is beautiful because of what happens there each day. However, Jill Warner believes it’s time for the facility “to match the good work we’re doing.” “The work that takes place…

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Support Jawonio with Amazon Smile

With the amount of people shopping on Amazon.com at any given moment, wouldn’t it be great if even a small portion of those dollars could be used to give back? Now, you can donate to the Jawonio Foundation just for shopping on Amazon not just once, but every time you buy…

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Jawonio’s Kidz Express Honors The Salmon Family

Brendan and Arielle Salmon are twins that were born through C-section at 36 weeks due to a difficult pregnancy. At 26 weeks the doctors detected that Brendan’s growth was not progressing at a normal rate and was starving in utero. The Salmons made the difficult decision to go through with…

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Spotlight on William Britt

Willy Britt is 80 years young and lives independently in an apartment in West Haverstraw. He is an artist, a creator, very witty and an absolute joy. Willy is an individual with special needs. How “special’ he truly is you are about to find out. Willy grew up living in…

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DSP Celebration Week – Staff Spotlight Profiles

In honor of National Direct Support Professionals Recognition week in September, Jawonio celebrated the valuable contributions that our DSP staff make to the Jawonio Community by posting personal profiles of a few of our team. DSP Spotlight – SHEDLYN BIEN-AMIE Meet Shedlyn Bien-Amie who lives in Spring Valley, NY and…

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Halloween Celebration!

It was a great day for a Halloween parade at the Katzen PreSchool here at Jawonio.  We were delighted that it was a beautiful day and we welcomed our elected officials who enjoyed handing out treats to all of the excited boys and girls. We hope everyone enjoys a safe…

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Jawonio Platinum Award Winner

We were humbled and grateful to receive the Platinum Award, the Tri-State American Heart Association’s highest award for our organizational on-site health & wellness programs. Pictured below, (left) our CEO Jill Warner receiving the award from JoAnn Parker, Regional Director AHA. Congrats to Viola James, HR Benefits & Wellness Manager…

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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.