About the Project
With a project cost of $18 million dollars, governmental support, foundation grants, and private philanthropy are critical to the success of our Jawonio Transformation Project. We held a public Groundbreaking Ceremony on November 15, 2017 hosted by our Jawonio Ambassador and Honorary Chair of the #JawonioBuilding4Tomorrow Capital Campaign, Janice Huff, Chief Meteorologist, WNBC4-NY.
More than 100 people attended the Groundbreaking event on our 16 acre grounds in New City, NY--including elected officials, community leaders and non-profit executives, who joined with our CEO Jill Warner, along with Jawonio Inc. and Foundation Boards, our consumers, and staff at the historic event.
Phase 1 of the project, the construction of the Summer Education Cabins, has officially been completed, and we celebrated at our Summer Education Cabin Celebration on July, 26th, 2018! The three cabins are for children with special needs who attend our 6 week Summer Education Program, and all cabins are outfitted as a multi-purpose space. The cabins will be used at other times of the year as well, for professional development, trainings, Board retreats, and other meetings. We also announced our public goal of $10,000,000 in philanthropy for the project as well. We are proud to inform you that we have already secured approximately $5,000,000 and climbing, which means we are halfway there.
The first phase of construction began in December, and our three new Cabins are officially complete and being used by campers, consumers, and staff! We are preparing the New City Rotary Path for "Camp Jawonio" (Summer Education Program) followed by the main campus facility construction with a target move-in date of end of 2019 or by Spring of 2020.
Phase One Now Complete
November 2017: Groundbreaking
December 2017: Construction began
June 2018: Summer Education Cabins finished, and Phase One officially completed
October 2018: Main Campus Redevelopment construction begins
December 2019: Phase Two will be completed
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For an information session and tour, or to consider a transformation gift for our children, adults, and families with special needs, please contact: Diana Hess, Chief Development Officer: 845-708-2022, firstname.lastname@example.org
We provide care for over 10,000 people with special needs each year.
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.