PROmiSe Program

A PROmiSe to inspire and empower individuals in their journey to recovery and mental wellness.
If you or someone you love is recovering from a behavioral health challenge, Jawonio Personalized Recovery Oriented Services (PROmiSe) Program can provide support in a community-based setting to assist you in achieving your recovery goals.

"A process of reemergence, awakening, or working toward the full life that you want and deserve to have, a life that includes the vision and dreams that you long for. A life in which each person is treated with complete respect at every moment. A life in which you have meaningful choices and you continuously move toward wholeness and healing from hurts, traumas and darkness. A life in which you feel completely hopeful, completely empowered and completely connected to the community."
Source: Treatment Planning for Person Centered Care Neal Adams, Diane M. Grieder

We use evidence based practices to create an innovative journey towards recovery. We respect “participants” as a whole, meeting them where they are at inspiring them to take steps forward towards optimal wellness.

Our approach incorporates balance in one’s life nurturing the “whole” person mind body and spirit. We view the sum total of an individuals needs while integrating with other services and move forward. We incorporate innovative interventions thru Creative Arts including Drama,Theater, Music Film, Creative Writing, Graphic Design Photography, Painting, Poetry and Visual Arts.

About PROmiSe

A “person centered” recovery oriented service that assists individuals diagnosed with a mental illness to work towards greater independence and improved quality of life in the areas of everyday living, learning, working, socializing through recovery. Our PROmiSe program (“Personalized Recovery Oriented Services”) is licensed by the NYS Office of Mental Health.

The inter-disciplinary team includes a psychiatrist, nurse practitioner, psychiatric nurse, licensed clinical social workers and mental health counselors and employment specialists who provide a wide array of group and individual services in a supportive setting. As a Personalized Recovery Oriented Service (PROmiSe), a new model that aims to promote recovery from a psychiatric or emotional condition, Jawonio emphasizes identifying and achieving a participant’s most important goals. With careful planning, empowering consumers, and increased staff resources, the PROmiSe service is a more effective, creative model for a day program. Individuals can attend from 1 to 5 days per week to achieve specific life goals that the participant identifies. Emphasis is placed on achieving therapeutic goals while obtaining and employment.

If you or your loved one is over the age of 18, has a primary diagnosis of mental illness and would benefit from an intensive day program approach combining clinical, social and creative methods, we encourage you to seek more information from us.

PROmiSe… Personalized Recovery Oriented Services

  • PROmiSe is a comprehensive, recovery-oriented program for individuals with serious mental health conditions.
  • PROmiSe supports goals to improve functioning, increase employment, attain higher levels of education, and secure preferred housing.
  • PROmiSe focuses on increasing rates of integrated, competitive employment among participants.
  • PROmiSe integrates treatment, support and rehabilitation in a manner that facilitates recovery.
  • PROmiSe requires that you and your staff truly believe that some measure of recovery is possible for each participant.
  • PROmiSe is primarily a Medicaid reimbursed program, with State Aid and Medicare as additional funding sources.

PROmiSe Core Value

Recovery is a reality for individuals with serious mental health conditions and PROS offers support in attaining goals and desired life roles.

Case Management Services

Case management services are those services which will assist persons with serious mental illness to obtain needed medical, social, psychosocial, educational, financial, vocational and other services. Services are provided in adult homes and the community.

“Danny’s Promise”
• Community Integration Supports
• Social Integration Skills
• Balance of Work/Life Issues This Saturday Program supports people who are addressing goals related to work advancement, as well as focusing on social skills and community integration including challenges of Autism and Asperger’s.

Kind, caring and courageous, Danny Klein was a snowboarder, musician, and beloved young man who also happened to have Asperger’s Disorder. Though his life ended too soon, “Danny’s Promise“ gives hope to individuals like him as they struggle and succeed.

It runs 10 AM – 2 PM each Saturday.
Participants are welcome to participate in all PROmiSe programs (Mon.-Fri. and Sat.) Transportation will be provided for the Saturday Program.


Services include, but are not limited to the following:
• Assessment Basic Living Skills Training
• Benefits and Financial Management
• Crisis Intervention
• Self Help Information
• Education Skill Development
• Support Wellness/Self Management Intensive
• Relapse Prevention Intensive
• Rehabilitation Goal
• Acquisition
• Family Psycho-Education
• Psychiatric and Health Assessment
• Medication Management
• Symptom Monitoring
• Clinical Counseling
• Readiness and Supports
• Individual, Family, and Group Counseling
• Tobacco, Alcohol & Substance Abuse Services

• A peer driven atmosphere.
• A core belief that incorporates the “whole person” in achieving wellness.
• A measure of recovery and work towards attaining ones desired goals and life roles.
• It challenges providers like Jawonio to evaluate service outcomes as a way to continuously improve the program.


Jawonio TECH building
775 N. Main Street,
New Hempstead, NY 10977


Dr. Joseph Zweig, Director PROmiSe Program
845.708.2000 x2300

About us

We provide care for over 10,000 people 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.