Lifespan Services For People With Special Needs


INCLEMENT WEATHER MESSAGE, update 9:00am, Friday, February 5, 2016: Jawonio is experiencing connectivity problems on phone system. In case of medical emergencies, please call 911, and in the event of all non-emergencies please call 845.521.5352 if needed.  All Jawonio Children’s Services are closed today. There is no Agency Transportation today. Yonkers is on a one hour program delay. The Jawonio Health Center is open. Staff to report as usual. For individuals without computer access, please let them know they can always call us at 845.708.2000 and press “8” for our inclement weather message box. Thank you!

GO REDRED HILL CAFE in New City, NY FOR JAWONIO –With much gratitude to owners Elena and David Hansen, Jawonio will be the grateful beneficiary of another week-long “Eat Here.Give Back” campaign. Plan your Valentine’s Day brunch in support of Jawonio on Sunday, Feb 14th  and have lunch or breakfast at Red Hill Cafe through Friday, February 19th–and bring your friends and family to enjoy the delicious food, quaint atmosphere and wonderful staff in support of Jawonio. Stay tuned for exciting details, menu and Valentine’s Day stories. Plan your holiday week with Jawonio and the Red Hill Cafe.

A huge thank you goes out to all those that participated in our End of Year 2015 Appeal. Thanks to your generosity and nearly 300 donations, we surpassed our goal and raised over $52,000! We could not have done it without the amazing Salmon Family (Dan, Ellie, Scott, Karen, Lisa and Roselle) as well as our top gift givers Helayne & Paul Stoopack, Jill & Jeffrey Degen and Annmarie & Robert Uhl. 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.

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What Jawonio Means to Me

Jane Smith

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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