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Our Building for Tomorrow project is the embodiment of our mission in building lives toward independence. Our new campus will allow us to be fully immersed and embedded in the lives of our children adults and their families, warmly wrapping all care components around them. In providing our uniquely personalized services, we will soon be able to offer quality supports in a manner and location that is welcoming and suitable for everyone throughout the communities we serve.

About the Project

With a project cost of $18 million dollars, governmental support, foundation grants and private philanthropy are critical to the success of our Jawonio Transformation Project. We held a public groundbreaking ceremony on November 15, 2017 hosted by our Jawonio Ambassador, Janice Huff, Chief Meterologist, WNBC4-NY

More than 100 people attended the event on the 16 acre grounds in New City, NY including elected officials, community leaders and non-profit executives, who joined with our CEO Jill Warner, along with both our Jawonio Inc and Foundation Boards, our consumers and staff at the historic event.

Phase 1 of the project, construction of the Summer Education Cabins, will be completed later this month, in June of 2018. The three cabins will be used by children with special needs who attend our 6 week Summer Education Program and be outfitted to be multi-purpose space to be used at other times of the year for professional development, trainings, Board retreats and other meetings. We also announced our public goal of $10,000,000 in philanthropy for the project as well. We are proud to inform you that we have already secured approximately $5,000,000 which means we are halfway there.

The first phase of construction began in December. We are building 3 new Cabins and preparing the New City Rotary Path for "Camp Jawonio" (Summer Education Program) followed by the main campus facility construction with a target move-in date of end of 2019 or by Spring of 2020.

Our Summer Education cabin construction has begun!

Please contact our Chief Development Officer, Diana Hess at for a site visit, take a look at the renderings, and receive a copy of the case study.

To make a Donation or Pledge to our Capital Campaign , click here.
Future Jawonio Campus including new Summer Education ("Camp Jawonio") facilities

We Need Your Help

Imagine the powerful message we would send to our community with the participation of our generous community and Jawonio Family. Let’s do our part. Together, you can ensure a future for generations of Jawonio children and families to support them on their road to independence. Please consider joining us on this journey.

Right now, we are facing enormous challenges and opportunities that require our friends, supporters, businesses, foundations and other sources to create a philanthropic partnership of historic proportions! With almost all of our current buildings in 80% disrepair, we are poised to transform the “old Jawonio” into our “Building for Tomorrow”. More information about the project is found here (click for PDF)

Join us in Partnership


Since 1947, Jawonio has been a place where miracles happen every day. You and your family may know a child, loved one, colleague or neighbor whose lives have been changed for the better thanks to Jawonio. Imagine being that family or loved one whose Jawonio journey includes: witnessing your child take their first steps; watching your teenager move from their wheelchair into the pool; interview for a job in the community; begin the road to recovery from mental health challenges; enjoy life in a group home; receiving quality therapies and medical care from our compassionate clinicians. This is what we do. This is who we are.
For an information session and tour, or to consider a transformation gift for our children, adults and families with special needs, please contact:
Diana Hess
Chief Development Officer

We are grateful for your consideration in advance.