One Year of Virtual Supports – and No Slowing Down

When the world slowed down, we did not. The Center for Family Support is celebrating ONE YEAR of Virtual Supports! On April 1, 2020, the first virtual workshop was held by connecting individuals and staff through ZOOM. Since that day, the Virtual Supports team has...

Earth Day

EARTH DAY IS THURSDAY APRIL 22, 2021 SHOW US HOW YOU CELEBRATED EARTH DAY! SUMMIT PICTURES TO THE INNOVATIVE TEAM AT: INNOVATIVETEAM@CFSNY.ORG YOUR PICTURES WILL BE SHARED AND FEATURED ON THE NEXT EDITION OF THE NEW DAWN NEWSLETTER. TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE THE WORLD A...

What does Autism Awareness mean to Oscar?

Meet Oscar! He enjoys his jobs – selling dog biscuits, and working at a restaurant. And he likes to hang out with Alessandra from Best Buddies. He receives a housing subsidy and support from the Community Habilitation staff at CFS. And yes, he is on the #autism...

April is Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month, and CFS is proud to support individuals with autism in leading meaningful and fulfilled lives! This year, the theme for World Autism Day is “Inclusion in the Workplace” particularly for individuals on the autism spectrum....

Louis’ Road to Employment

In January 2020, Louis was offered a job at the store, Marshalls, in New York. He had previously interned at Marshalls and was happy to be in a familiar environment. But within a few weeks, cases of Covid19 were popping up across New York. In March, Louis completed...

CFS Successfully Hosted First Vaccine Clinic

On Wednesday,  March 17th, 2021, The Center for Family Support (CFS) successfully hosted its first Vaccine clinic in partnership with PharMerica, the parent company of our pharmacy Chemrx. We originally had 50 slots for staff and Individuals to be vaccinated at the...

Why Vaccinate?

WHY VACCINATE? “Simple, I want to do my part to limit the devastating effects this pandemic has had on us all! I want to ensure that if I am exposed to COVID-19, I have extra protection to fight against this deadly virus! Lastly, I want out! I do not believe...

Black History Time with Sunset Residence

Sunset Residence hosted “Black History Time with Sunset” on February 2, 2021 via ZOOM to celebrate Black History Month. Jacquera, Melvin, Tameka, Randolph, and Ivette researched and educated the virtual ZOOM group on some extraordinary people they admire....

#ChooseToChallenge With Us

March is an important month marking both Developmental Disabilities Awareness and Women’s History. At CFS, both of these areas come together under the theme “Choose to Challenge” (the theme for International Women’s Day this year.)   With#ChooseToChallenge we want to...

Happy Holidays Letter from CFS Advocates

Dear Friend, This is your CFS Family reaching out to you from New Jersey and New York to wish you well. We are sending you blossoms of air kisses and hugs every morning and every night. We want you to know that we are thinking of you. Hope surrounds you. Although this...

Tips for a SAFE Holiday Celebration

Tips for a SAFE Holiday Celebration: BRING & WEAR YOUR MASK SOCIAL DISTANCE FROM ANYONE NOT FROM YOUR HOUSEHOLD WASH YOUR HANDS FOR 20 SECONDS BEFORE YOU HANDLE FOOD HAVE YOUR HAND SANITIZER HANDY & USE FREQUENTLY AVOID CONTACT WITH ANYONE SICK AVOID TOUCHING...

One Autumn Day by the CFS Poetry Club

One Autumn Day One fall morning foliage seen Nature walk part of my life Family land important to me Smelling the brisk morning air Loved ones near by thankful for us Fall is near with leaves crackling Pumpkin spice and sweet potatoes Colorful scenes before...

Celebrating Your Vote 2020

Congratulations Theresa, Vote 2020 A Poem by the CFS Poetry Club: VOTING… WE DID IT!! For your voice to be heard you must register Feeling confident to make a change. Showing proof of who you are Sign your name on the line. Choosing a party to help you decide...
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