Jawonio News

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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Staff Spotlight Profile – Christine Curley

Meet Christine Curley who has been working at Jawonio for over 21 years.  She started as a Direct Support professional at the Bobbi Lewis House in Chestnut Ridge.  She worked there for about a year then transferred to Moskoff House where she has worked every since.  She moved into the…

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Jawonio Celebrates Employee Longevity

Jawonio celebrates the longevity of its staff every year. This year we celebrated 1,175 cumulative years of service among our staff. Starting at five years of service, employees are given a gift of appreciation and for those who have worked at Jawonio for ten years or longer, they are celebrated at…

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10th Anniversary Kidz Express A Success

Congratulations Lynch Family and Dr. William Greenberg! Jawonio hosted its 10th Anniversary Kidz Express event last Thursday, April 27th at the Paramount Country Club in New City.  Over 200 supporters came out to celebrate the honorees and have fun winning great prizes at our tricky tray! Congratulations to Kevin and Denise…

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Newsletter Update from Jill Warner, CEO of Jawonio

Jawonio is in the first phase of a development plan that will transform its campus and our organization into a 21st Century community resource whose doors and services are open to the entire community.  The completion of this project will usher in a new era for integrated lifespan services in the Hudson…

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CEO News Highlights-Summer

Your Support for the Jawonio Building for Tomorrow Capital Campaign will help raise the funds needed to truly transform its campus and the organization into a 21st century community resource for all who come to us for help. As always, I invite you to reach out to us, tour our…

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About us

We provide care for thousands of children and adults 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.