CEO Newsletter: Fall 2019 Highlights


A Message From Jill:

Click Here to see my video about voting in the Aetna Voices of Health Competition.

Welcome to the Fall! 

 We had so much to celebrate this summer.  At the end of June, we held our annual Film Benefit to support our Early Childhood Education program. The annual Summer Education Program show  celebrated the end of a successful summer season.  This year the children had the chance to perform at the Rockland Boulders stadium which generously provided us with ample space for the children to sing, dance and share their joy with their families. The Rockland Boulders and Active International also hosted their Annual Charity Challenge event in August with the Jawonio PROS Program as the recipient.  And last but never least, the Hometown Heroes held a very successful Bowlathon, Co-Chaired by the Honorable Lon Hofstein and Sheriff Lou Falco and raised over $22,000 in support of the Hometown Heroes' Summer Education Cabin!

It's an exciting time for Jawonio as we continue with our campus redevelopment project and Capital Campaign, which has successfully raised $6 Million dollars!  With $4 Million more to go to make our goal, it is critically important, now more than ever, that you continue to stay engaged, and consider making a gift to help us reach the final phase.  You can help Jawonio achieve its goal of building a bright future for people with special needs and their families for generations to come.

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You can also support us in the Aetna Voices of Health competition! There are 48 HOURS left to vote for Jawonio!  We are very proud to have been one of only 10 organizations in New York, selected for this prestigious grant program. We are the only organization outside of the 5 boroughs of NYC competing.  All you have to do is VOTE for Jawonio every day through this Sunday, October 13th at 12 midnight, using text, email and social media.  You can help us win a $20,000 prize for our new building so please don't wait!

Your participation in the capital campaign at any level will go a long way in helping us cross the finish line. You can see the progress of both our construction project and the capital campaign on our Foundation section of the website.

I know that by working together, we will build a new and beautiful campus. We will create an environment where innovation is an everyday occurrence, and thousands of children and adults with special needs will be empowered to live a life beyond their wildest dreams.

Jill Warner, CEO

Jill Warner, CEO


The steel framing for the new Jawonio building is complete and roof installed.  The building will be enclosed and interior work begins in the coming weeks. This 70,000 square foot, three level building will house  integrated lifespan services and is scheduled to be completed in May of 2020.  


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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.