2021 Covid-19 Resources

For Staff: access the All Staff Virtual Town Hall on Covid-19 Vaccines meeting notes and recordings by clicking below.

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Vaccine Information

To Find out if you are eligible to receive the vaccine in NYS

New York State has declared that front line workers who work in OPWDD and OMH programs are the priority in Phase 1A of vaccine distribution.  The priority is for those essential staff providing direct care services to our individuals in LTCF are eligible to get the vaccine in this first phase.  Please see the list of locations where you can get vaccinated in our area:

Jawonio staff is strictly enforcing its visitor policies and procedures in all buildings

and continually practicing all safety precautions.

Find additional resources and up to date information at the CDC and NYS Department of Health websites:

Visitors Policy:

Visitors are allowed at our group homes in designated areas with a prior appointment. All visitors will be screened prior to the visit.  iPads and laptops are available for virtual visits as well.

(Please note that  any homes located in identified "red zones" will have additional safety precautions in place as per the NYS Department of Health and the Office of People with Disabilities (OPWDD) which may impact visitation.)

Our facilities in Rockland and Westchester will accept visitors with a scheduled appointment only.  All visitors must be screened upon arrival.

Programs and Services:

 

  • Preschool and Early Intervention services are being provided both in person and via tele-practice.
  • PROS Behavioral Health Programs are being providing both in person and via TELE-HEALTH:
    • For information about mental health services email Paul Lovejoy, LCSW-R, Director of Behavioral Health Services at: paul.lovejoy@jawonio.org 
  • Jawonio Day Services are being provided on site in person as well as in person at our residences in addition to via tele-practice.

 

Helpful articles and videos:

Important Contacts:

JAWONIO CONTACTS:

Randi Rios-Castro, CEO

randi.rios-castro@jawonio.org

845.708.2000 x2196

Joanne Lupo, Director of Nursing, Chair of Health and Safety Committee

joanne.lupo@jawonio.org

845.708.2000 x5375 

Evan Guttman, Chief Human Resources Officer

evan.guttman@jawonio.org

845.708.2000 x1213

Diana Hess, Chief Development and Communications Officer

diana.hess@jawonio.org

845.708.2022 

NEW YORK STATE:

NYS Department of Health Novel Coronavirus hotline
1.888.364.3065

Governor Andrew Cuomo Updates
https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home

NYS Department of Health
https://www.health.ny.gov/

NYS Education Department
http://www.nysed.gov/

NYS Office of Mental Health
https://omh.ny.gov/

OMH Reach Out Line
1.844.863.9314

FEDERAL:

US Centers for Disease Prevention and Control
https://www.cdc.gov/

US Health & Human Services
https://www.hhs.gov/

National Institute of Health
https://www.hhs.gov/

 

 

COUNTIES:

Rockland County Department of Health:

http://rocklandgov.com/departments/health/

845.364.2512

Westchester Department of Health:

https://health.westchestergov.com/

914.813.5000

Orange County Department of Health:

https://www.orangecountygov.com/149/Health

845.291.2332

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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.