Jawonio In The News

Doing Well And Doing Good: Jawonio Unveils a Brand New $20M New City Campus

A brand new facility not only promises to help those with special needs, but might just offer a boost to the local economy as well.

July 25, 2022, Patch.com

Lifespan Services Provider Commits to Creating 230 New Jobs in Mid-Hudson Region

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the completion of the $20 million Jawonio campus in New City, Rockland County.

July 22, 2022, Governor.NY.Gov

Impact of Disability Service Providers on the Mid-Hudson Economy

The Mid-Hudson region’s non-profit disability service providers support more than  33,000 full-time jobs and generate more than $2 billion in economic impact.

March 4, 2022, Empire Report NewYork.com

Randi Rios-Castro, CEO welcomes new NYS Chief Disability Officer

Jawonio applauds Gov. Hochul for establishing the office of Chief Disability Officer, and appointing Kimberly Hill. She ensures vulnerable groups have a voice.

February 14, 2022, Patch.com

Rockland Organization Celebrates 75th Anniversary

A New City group that helps people with special needs is celebrating 75 years. Since 1947, Jawonio has been helping children and adults reach their fullest potential. 

February 14, 2022, WRCR.com

Medical Coding Employment Program Collaborative Launches

Rockland Jewish Family Service, Jawonio Inc., the State of New York’s Vocational Rehabilitation Services, and Westchester Medical Center are eager to provide an update on a recent collaboration program that is nearly four years in the making

February 2, 2022, WFMZ.com

Corporate Partner Philanthropy- Focused Wealth Management

Managing Director Philip J. DeAngelo announced that the firm has exceeded its decade-long goal of donating a million dollars to local charities. Focused Wealth Management and the DeAngelo family, have given a total of $1.1 million to charity

January 31, 2022, Business Wire.com

Hochul vetoes bill after pledging $240M boost for disability schools

Gov. Kathy Hochul said she plans to use her first state budget to boost funding to private schools that serve children with disabilities by $240 million. But, her declaration last week came as she vetoed similar legislation.

January 3, 2021, Yahoo.com

Hochul signs bills in support of people with developmental disabilities

Hochul signed a three bills designed to help people with developmental disabilities. “People with disabilities are a crucial part of our New York family and deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.”

December 21, 2021, LoHUD.com

Jawonio Tops over $200,000 at 2nd Annual virtual gala

Jawonio, provider of special needs services including developmental disabilities, mental health challenges and chronic medical needs for children and adults has raised a record-breaking $202,000 dollars

December 5, 2021, Patch.com

Operation Santa Claus Donates $5000 dollars to Jawonio Yonkers

On November 24, Nick Spano, Honorary Chair, Operation Santa Claus,  awarded record amounts of grants  to assist developmentally disabled children and adults, totaling $50,000

December 3, 2021, Yonker Times.com

Rebrand Featured on WRCR Radio

As a local developmental disabilities service provider moves into its 75th year, the organization unveiled a rebrand to go along with their new facilities in New City

December 3, 2021, RocklandNews.com

Jawonio Launches New Logo, New Brand

Jawonio Unveils New Visual Identity That Underscores Their History, Leadership and Innovation As An Award-Winning Provider Of Disability and Mental Health Services

December 2, 2021, Patch.com

Jawonio Advocacy Appeals to Governor Hochul

Rihanna DeLaunay knows she could earn more at a different job. But she cared deeply for the people she helps as a direct support professional at Jawonio

November 3, 2021, LoHUD.com

Jawonio, Rockland's 6th largest employer , names new CEO

Jawonio Board of Directors Name Associate Executive Director Randi Rios-Castro to succeed Jill Warner as CEO.

June 17, 2020, LoHUD.com

United Way Announces $1Million in Emergency Food and Shelter Grants

Jawonio featured as one of many nonprofits supported through United Way’s Emergency Food & Shelter Grants

June 17, 2020, River Journal North

Maria Henriquez of Jawonio featured in Mother's day celebration.

“Salute 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

“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

In a Pandemic Remember Special Needs Caregivers

“Aides in group homes making $13 an hour are essential and deserve support like other health care workers,” says the chairman of Jawonio Michael Algranati.

May 1, 2020, Patch.com

New City Demolition Makes way for Jawonio

“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

March 7, 2019 – LoHUD.com

NY Group Homes Face Mounting Challenges From Coronavirus

“The direct support staff who care for residents with chronic medical needs in Hudson Valley group homes are facing challenges over the coronavirus outbreak.”

April 15, 2020, WCBS Radio

Anthony Mundy: More than a Diagnosis of Downs Syndrome

“Anthony Mundy, a member of Jawonio’s day program who was born with down syndrome, lives a full life with friends and family in Spring Valley”

March 21, 2019 – LoHUD.com

Minimum Wage Strains Workers Supporting Disabled New Yorkers

“Sen. David Carlucci took his oath of office at Jawonio, one of the nonprofit agencies that provides lifespan services for the most vulnerable New Yorkers.”

January 9, 2019 – LoHUD.com