Jawonio Training Center

The Jawonio Training Center houses Workforce Development Training Programs for individuals with disabilities and special needs, Veterans and individuals who have experienced extended underemployment or unemployment.  Training curriculums include both hard and soft skills training that prepare workers to be ready for employment after successfully completing the program.

Jawonio as well as our sister agencies and community employment partners are potential employers for all graduates of the Jawonio Training Center.

The Training Center is primarily located at the Jawonio Main Campus in New City, NY (Rockland County).  Training is also conducted at our Yonkers location in Westchester.

Announcing Jawonio Direct Support Professional (DSP) Training for Spring of 2020!

See the flyer at the right for more details about the next 8 week class starting April 6, 2020.


This training course is geared to individuals who are interested in entering the healthcare field as a provider of direct care services for individuals with disabilities.  The training course will enroll individuals who have experienced extended periods of unemployment, underemployment, are a Veteran and/or a “dislocated worker.”  Training curriculum includes hard skills training in the direct care of individuals with disabilities as well as soft-skills that will prepare them for re-entering the workforce.

Successful graduates will be referred to interview for open positions at Jawonio as well as other community agencies.

For more information on the DSP Training Sessions, please contact:

Courtney Burnham at
(845) 708-2000 x2209 or
via email: courtney.burnham@jawonio.org

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Mental Health First Aid Training

Opened to the Community!

Gain important skills in providing assistance to someone having a mental health or substance issue.

Please see the flyer at the right for more details.

To Register:

Register online using the button below OR

Contact Ana Perez at 845-708-1288 or via email: ana.perez@jawonio.org.

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Announcing Green Cleaning Training in Westchester for Summer of 2020!

See the flyer at the left for more details for dates and times of  the next Green Cleaning Janitorial Training Class that will take place at the Jawonio Westchester site in Yonkers, NY.

This training course is geared to individuals who have disabilities or special needs and who are looking to enter the workforce in the cleaning / janitorial field. Training takes place in 3 hour sessions for 8-weeks, and provides practical hands-on training on the use of specialty cleaning equipment and techniques, as well as soft-skills job readiness training.

Graduates of this program will be referred for job placement services with the Jawonio Cleaning Company as well as other outside employers.

This program is funded by the New York State Department of Labor and the Yonkers Community Development Block Grant.

To register or for more information contact:

Courtney Burnham at (845) 708-2000 ext. 2209 or via email at: courtney.burnham@jawonio.org.

2019 DSP Class Graduation 

Group Graduation pic

Recent DSP Training Graduates pictured with the Jawonio Training team; Sharon O'Dowd, Robert Sbordone, Courtney Burnham and Carol St. John.

2019 Green Commercial Cleaning Training Graduation

Green Commercial Cleaning Graduation

Recent Green Commercial Cleaning Graduates, in April of 2019, pictured with the Training Team, Jack Smith, Tommie Banks and Bill Dowling.

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.