Jawonio in the News


"Jawonio, Rockland's 6th largest employer , names new CEO"
June 17, 2020, LoHUD.com
Jawonio Board of Directors Name
Associate Executive Director Randi Rios-Castro to succeed Jill Warner as CEO.  

Press Page - website - UWWP Grants Announcement

"United Way Announces $1Million in Emergency Food and Shelter Grants"
June 17, 2020,
River Journal North

Maria Henriquez - LOHUD Article 6.2020

Maria Henriquez of Jawonio featured in Mother's day celebration.
to moms: 'She's the perfect example of a health care hero, not to mention the best mom in the world.' " May 7, 2020, LoHUD.com


"Jawonio’s CEO Says Covid-19 Has Changed Business As Usual For Now And In Future - Pandemic Challenges Jawonio But Adaption Bears Lessons For Future"
May 18, 2020, Rockland Business Journal

Mike Algranati

"In a Pandemic Remember Special Needs Caregivers Letter to the Editor by Michael Algranati, Jawonio Board Chairman
May 1, 2020, Patch.com

Press Page - website Group Homes article Apr 2020

"NY Group Homes Face Mounting Challenges From Coronavirus"
April 15, 2020, WCBS Radio

Press Page - website demolition

"New City Demolition Makes way for  Jawonio Expansion" March 7, 2019 - LoHUD.com

"This is the building where tens of thousands of children have been helped...where they took their first steps, sang their first songs. " Jill Warner, CEO 

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"Anthony Mundy: More than a Diagnosis of Downs Syndrome"
World Downs Syndrome Day
March 21, 2019 - LoHUD.com


"New minimum wage strains workers who support New Yorkers with developmental disabilities"
January 9, 2019 - LoHUD.com

Press Page - website - fun facts about summer cabins 2018

"Jawonio: 10 fun facts about its new cabins, summer education program, capital campaign" July 3, 2018 - LoHUD.com

Press Page - website - Sandy Article 2017

"Jawonio - 70 Years of Nurturing Independent Lives" November 3, 2017 - LoHUD.com

Jawonio's first camper, Sandy Sewell and the future of the organization. 

Westrock Pools & Spa Launch “Westrock Gives Back: 2019 Charity of Choice” Campaign for Jawonio

Westrock Pools launched their partnership and charitable giving collaboration with Jawonio this past weekend at the RCC Suburban Home Show. Thanks to Westrock Pools, Jawonio received a wonderful event placement at their marketing table, featuring information about services for children and adults with special needs.
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Senator Carlucci Presented Jawonio With $75,000 In State Funding: Oct. 2018

Spring Valley, NY 2018- Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) announced on Tuesday (10/23/18) that he secured $75,000 in state funding in this year's budget for New City based social services organization Jawonio.
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Media Contact

Diana Hess, Media Contact

Diana Hess
Chief Communications & Development Officer

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.