Melissa Hanna Named DSP of the Year

The Self-Advocacy Association of New York State, Inc. (SANYS) honored Melissa Hanna for her many accomplishments as a Direct Support Professional. Melissa was selected as the “2021 New York State Direct Support Professional Of the Year”. Melissa works within the...

CFS 5th Annual Giveback Event

The Center for Family Support celebrates its 5th year writing letters to others during the holiday season. This year, although things are a little different, advocates came together on ZOOM to craft a letter for Lincoln Hospital Cancer Research Center. In October...

CFS’s Poetry Club & Coffee Club: Battling Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and in addition to Making Strides, the walks CFS is participating in, our Coffee Clutch workshop group is standing with breast cancer survivors. They selected the words and created the picture you can see above. And, at the...

October is National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month. The theme for 2021 is “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion.” Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, The Center for Family Support has strongly emphasized the importance of employment. “Keep It Moving”, an...

Striking Power: CFS’s First Bowling League!

We are proud to present CFS STRIKING POWER. Striking Power is the first ever CFS bowling league! In Spring 2021, the CFS board of directors approved grant funding that enabled the Staten Island residences to pioneer a bowling league. This was a wonderful way to safely...

In memoriam: William “Bill” Ciliento

On July 24, 2021, we lost someone very special at The Center for Family Support: William “Bill” Ciliento, whom we were proud to provide with community habilitation services in Long Island. Bill leaves an indelible impact on all of us, especially his main...
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