Architect RFP Jawonio 2020

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Jawonio has received a Consolidated Funding Application Award from Governor Andrew Cuomo through the NYS Economic Development Corporation for an initial $2.5 million dollars of funding that will permit the construction of a totally revitalized state-of-the art campus benefitting people with special needs as well as the economic development of the Mid-Hudson region including Rockland, Westchester and Orange Counties.

Location: Town of Clarkstown, Rockland County NY, 260 N. Little Tor Road, New City, NY

Centralized Case Management: We will be offering a single point of entry service with coordinated care for the entire family

Employment Operations: Evaluation, vocational, pre-vocational and job training programs for people with special needs and veterans.

Social Enterprise Expansion: Jawonio is in the process of expanding opportunities throughout the region for our cleaning company as well as our document management solutiions, as well as other future microbusinesses.

Expansion of Current Health Center: To provide integrated health care services to the entire community. The Health Center to offer a holistic model of care encompassing diagnostic, primary care, behavioral health and wellness services.

DISTINCTIVE FEATURES OF THE PROJECT:

Environmental Stewardship: This project will provide fully updated landscaping in a LEED Certified building that enhances the look and feel of the surrounding area.

Community Access: We will be serving the entire community in a sensitive, warm and welcoming space providing “one stop shopping” in a wellness-based integrated behavioral and primary health care setting.

An Engine of Economic Development, Job Creation and Training: Increased access to job skills, training and competitive employment opportunities for all people with special needs and behavioral health management challenges, including veterans, and the underemployed.


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HBO To Air Autism Documentary

A group of teens and young adults from Columbus, Ohio with developmental disabilities spend months preparing to tackle their social anxieties surrounding a high school dance. HBO presents the documentary called “How to Dance in Ohio” which will air later this year on the cable network following its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.

The 88-minute film follows individuals with Autism as they spend 12 weeks working on their social skills with help from a psychologist. The individuals learn how to overcome their biggest fears as they pick dates and dresses for the big night.

“This is a film not only for the many whose lives are touched in some way by autism, but also for anyone who can relate to the fraught experience of growing up and trying to understand adulthood,” said director Alexandra Shiva.

Stay tuned for more information and to find out what measures were taken in order for these individuals to overcome their fears.

Jawonio Receives Grants for Integrated Health, Wellness & Work Project and Training

The grants awarded by the New York Regional Economic Development Councils will afford us the opportunity to expand Jawonio’s main campus and continue to provide services to the region for years to come,” said Jill Warner, CEO, Jawonio, Inc. “The new campus will integrate medical, behavioral health, and wellness services in a centralized site, as well as provide job training and retention. We look forward to working with business, government and non-profit partners on this project. This is a vote of confidence for Jawonio’s planned expansion, and we thank Governor Cuomo and the Mid-Hudson Economic Development Council.”

Governor Cuomo, REDC Awards

Jill Warner, REDC Awards

Holiday Drive For Our Soldiers

Soldiers at Holidays

Jawonio has partnered with Dr. Fern, a pediatric dentist in New City, to help distribute care packages for our service men and women overseas this holiday season.

In her third year of this holiday drive for our soldiers, she is working with a family whose loved one has recently returned from Afghanistan, where his troop was a recipient of the packages.

We are collecting the following items at the Jawonio Foundation Office in the main building.

  • Pre-wrapped candy
  • Handwritten cards
  • Non-perishables
  • Phone cards
  • Toiletries

Every little bit will help! These thoughtful gifts from home make such a difference to the soldiers who cannot be with their families. Thank you, and Happy Holidays from Jawonio!

With questions, please contact:

Dana Ferraro
Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator
Email: dana.ferraro@jawonio.org
Phone: (845) 708-2000 x1332

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