Jawonio Health Center Open House

The Health Center at Jawonio is pleased to invite you to our OPEN HOUSE
Thursday, November 19, 2015
260 North Little Tor Road
New City, NY 10956

Did You Know…we have the following specialty services:

  • Audiology
  • Dental
  • Nutrition
  • Podiatry
  • Occupational, Physical & Speech Therapy
  • Primary Care
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Swallow Evaluation
  • Women’s Health

Meet our Doctors and Staff! Learn about our unique and personalized lifespan services
for children, adults & their families!

RSVP to Dana Ferraro, Communications & Development Coordinator (845) 708-2000 x1332

Light refreshments will be served.

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Jawonio Wellness Day, With Uncle Steve’s, Steve Schirripa

Meet up with Actor/Director Steve Schirripa (Uncle Steve’s NY Sauce owner/maker) who formerly played “Bobby Baccallieri” on HBO’s “The Sopranos” to help promote Jawonio wellness for staff, the community, people with special needs at Fairway Markets, Nanuet.

Who:       Jawonio/UncleStevesNY/FairwayMarkets

What:      Promoting Wellness at Fairway one taste of UncleStevessauceNY.com at a time –Steve will also sign autographs and be promoting his healthy and delicious sauces.

Where:    Fairway Markets, Nanuet, NY

When:      Saturday, November 14, 1pm

Why:        The purpose of Jawonio Wellness Day at Fairway is to gather community members, elected officials, businesses, families, Jawonio staff and one of their wonderful employers in FairwayMarkets, and to thank Steve Schirripa, for making a product that has no sugar, is non-gmo, delicious and healthy for people including special needs, diabetes, obesity, and other co-occurring medical conditions. The Health Center at Jawonio, which has their Fall Open House next week, Tuesday, Nov 19, from 9am-11am at 260 N. Little Tor Road, New City NY promotes a wellness-based model for people with and without special needs for primary care, dental care, psychiatry, social work and psychology along with audiological care, podiatry and a women’s wellness clinic. Jawonio Wellness Day promotes the agency commitment to wellness for their staff and consumers as well as the entire community.

               Actor/Director Steve Schirripa, is donating his sauce to Jawonio Group Homes for the residents, and will be signing autographs, taste testing with the community and marketing his delicious UncleStevesNY sauces and product. Jawonio thanks both Uncle Steve’s and Fairway, where 5 individuals from Jawonio have been hired, for this exciting Rockland event.


About Jawonio — Jawonio, is the Native American Word for “Independence”. The organization serving people with special needs that began in 1947, is an award-winning NYS Mid-Hudson regional resource recognized for its excellence in providing individualized, innovative and integrative lifespan services. Jawonio lifespan services range from birth to end of life. Services are available for all populations including: infants and toddlers, pre-school and school age children, teens, young and older adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities; behavioral health challenges and ongoing and chronic medical needs.

Jawonio is the 7th largest employer in Rockland County with more than 1000 staff that also includes locations in Westchester and Orange Counties in NY. Jawonio provides services to more than 5000 special needs children and adults and their circles of support annually. Divisions include: The Health Center at Jawonio; Education and Clinical Services; Employment and Day Services, and our community based variety of living experiences called, Community Living Services. Jawonio also has plans to build a training center through it’s workforce development initiatives, and has begun a capital campaign called #Jawonio2020 for impact investment in the future. The strategic plan include a new 65,000 sq. foot state-of-the art “green”, warm and welcoming environment in New City, NY. Jawonio is building for the future, as Jill Warner, CEO states, “that will meet the needs of a challenging and exciting new era of person-centered integrative health care, training and support services delivery.”  


Veterans Day Breakfast

Jawonio-Vets-flagYesterday, Jawonio celebrated Veterans Day by welcoming our employee veterans as well as employee family members of Veterans at the 1st annual Veterans Day Appreciation Breakfast.

We would like to thank Jerry Donnellan, Rockland Commissioner of Veterans Services, who led our proper flag retirement and new flag raising ceremony at our Main Campus! The flag will receive a proper burial on Memorial Day this year.

Thank you again Veterans who served, and those who still serve around the world from Jill Warner, CEO and all of us at Jawonio.

Local Couple Celebrates Their 60th Birthdays By Giving Back

Mark and Ilene Weiss from Congers, NY, turned 60 this year and wanted to give back. Ilene was a special education teacher for over 30 years. She knew of the good work Jawonio does to help those with special needs and wanted to support them in some special way. As she and her husband were preparing to celebrate this great milestone with a big party, they reached out to their loved ones. Here is what Ilene had to say:

“My husband and I did not want people to feel that they had to buy us something if they wanted to come to our birthday party. Thankfully, there is nothing that we need and can buy anything we may want. We have reached an age where we want to clean out, not have more stuff!

I grew up in Rockland, and worked with special needs children and their families for over 36 years. There was no discussion when we were choosing our charities; we both knew Jawonio would be one of them. We are truly blessed with our family and friends, but know that not everyone can say that. We are glad we can do something to help others.”

The gifts came pouring in. Many beautiful cards were sent with wonderful sentiments about Ilene and Mark and how happy they were to give back to Jawonio. All of the donations totaled $1,194.00!!

From the entire Jawonio organization, we would like to personally thank each person that gave to us in the Weiss’ honor.  We would like to acknowledge all of these generous people who are now part of the Jawonio family:

Marilyn Taragano, Rosalyn Mintz, Cecile & Marvin Benjamin, Pam & Mike Finley, Jill & Theodore Goodman, Rose & Bruce Pollack, Nancy Ciraldo, Donna Bartunek, Naomi & Michael Feinkind, Judy Warren & Eileen Casey, Judith Gitnick, Gail Goldstein, Randy & Glenn Ascher, Debbie Compito, Elaine & Howard Gosman, Doris & Stan Haas, Louise & Warren Kaufman, Robin & Bert Liberman, Trish & Jim McShane, Linda & Jeff Sontag, Karen Stazzone, Catherine Spinney, Beverly & Ira Asinofsky, Vera & Anthony Corato, Helen Sontag, Tracey Paladino-Sherding, Mary Wolchan, and Sherry Parker.