Lifespan Services For People With Special Needs


Your Loved Ones & the Future of Jawonio: Planned Giving
Individuals who want to support Jawonio but who are not in a position to contribute a major gift today can nonetheless participate  through a bequest or planned gift. Sometimes called a deferred gift, these vehicles express a commitment to contribute at a future date. Read more »

Jawonio is the premiere provider of lifespan services in New York’s Hudson Valley for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities, behavioral health challenges and chronic medical needs.

For almost 70 years, Jawonio has provided award-winning, integrated and innovative lifespan services for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities, behavioral health challenges and chronic medical special needs throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley Region of New York State. Over the past decade, Jawonio has expanded it’s unique and individualized services to Orange County as well.  Currently, plans for a new revitalized campus are underway.  Our regional facility will allow our  staff(more than 1000 dedicated employees, professional staff and clinicians)  to provide the best highly personalized, quality, individualized and holistic services in this new healthcare era to our most vulnerable and underserved populations including our  veterans and the underemployed.

We invite you and your friends and family to explore our website, take a tour with us (call 845.708.2000 x1332 for appointment)  and learn more about our culture of caring and dedication to service excellence.

We hope that will  provide you and your family with answers to your questions, resources and coordinated care for your loved ones with special needs and most importantly, opportunities to foster growth and independence throughout the communities we serve. After all, “Jawonio” is the Native American word for  independence, and we’re proud to have helped facilitate just that in the people we offer our support and services. For more information about our services and programs, “Jawonio 2020”  or  to get involved, please email Diana Hess, our Chief Communications and Development Officer at: –Please “like us” on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Thank you.

How Can Jawonio Help?

What Jawonio Means to Me

Jane Smith

Kline Jawonio Headshot

The reason Brandon is walking today is because of Early Intervention at Jawonio. Brandon has blossomed into a bright, hard-working young man. Jerry Staller at Jawonio gave us the guidance to seek out early intervention, directed us to the right people, and walked with us every step of the way.

– Margaret and Gregory Kline