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The New Jersey Senate and General Assembly recently issued two Proclamation's recognizing the outstanding work of The Center For Family Support.  These proclamation's honored CFS for its recent September Art Show at the Caldwell Public Library and Executive Diretor Steven Vernikoff for his outstanding leadership of the organization.  The Center for Family Suport is pleased to be acknowledged by the State of New Jersey.

Click here to see a 1st Proclamation

 

Click here to see a 2nd Proclamation

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                 2016 Healthcare Heroes L Stabiner          

 

{From Left to Right: Ed DePaola with Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Jason Kreitner from Hackensack University Medical Center, Beth Durney-Stasyshyn of CareOne Management, Lloyd Stabiner, Allen Karp from Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ and James A. Robertson with McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP.}

On Tuesday June 21st, NJBIZ, New Jersey's leading business journal, held their annual Healthcare Heroes Awards Breakfast at The Palace at Somerset Park.  Healthcare organizations from around the state were in attendance.  Some of the awards given out included Physician of the Year, Hospital of the Year and Heathcare Professional of the Year.  CFS Board President, Lloyd Stabiner was one of the finalists for the Volunteer of the Year award.  Although Lloyd did not win, CFS would like to congratulate Lloyd on this nomination.

Click here to see a copy of the letter from NJ Lieutenant Governor, Kim Guadagno.

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On Thursday June 30th, CFS held its annual Family Day event at the Bronx Zoo.  Over 300 service recipients and their families were in attendance, enjoying a beautiful, sunny day at the Zoo.  Our guests enjoyed the various Zoo exhibits, a picnic lunch and the chance to connect with each other.  To add to the fun of the day, three Tablets and three gift cards were raffled off.  Lisa Bau, a wonderful artist who has worked with CFS in the past, designed the artwork on the t-shirts, which all participants received.  A wonderful time was held by all!

Click here to see a photo slide show of the event.

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On Wednesday June 15th, The Center for Family Support held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Frost Ave. Apartments in Brooklyn. In addition to the excitement of celebrating the opening of this beautiful building, guests had the opportunity to tour the apartments of the CFS Service Recipient’s, as well as enjoy food provided by Well Rooted Kitchen.  The Frost Ave. Apartment building was built by the Dunn Development Corporation, a socially-conscious, award winning real estate developer with expertise in affordable and supportive housing. The company’s mission is to build the highest quality housing for low and middle-income New Yorker’s.  The three individuals making speeches at the ribbon cutting ceremony were residents Alexander Brygider, Angel Pagon and Dunn Development CEO, Martin Dunn. A representative from the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities was in attendance and the local Fire Department also attended, creating a very neighborly atmosphere.   The three individuals making speeches at the ribbon cutting ceremony were residents Alexander Brygider, Angel Pagon and Dunn Development CEO, Martin Dunn.

It was a beautiful day to celebrate the “independence” of those residents living at Frost.

Click here to see a photo slide show of the event.

Alexander Brygider    Angel Pagon      Martin Dunn

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On Wednesday June 15th several of our service recipients spent the day at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ. The sun was shining and the mood festive as the group from CFS enjoyed a fun day of rides and amusements. A great time was had by all!

Click here to see a photo slide show of the event.

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On Thursday June 9th, 150 New Jersey service recipients attended a Prom at The Graycliff in Moonachie, NJ. All in attendance had a wonderful time. The guests were served a buffet dinner and they danced the night away to the sweet sounds of the DJ working the music. Paul Josewitch and Marcia Murray were crowned as King and Queen of the Prom! The attendees were all dressed in formal wear and arrived to the Prom by limousine. Congratulations and thank you to all of the NJ Residential Staff who made this event possible.

Click here to see a photo slide show of the event.

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On May 11, 2016, individuals, supervisors, and staff from 10 Group Homes (Teaneck, New Milford, Elmwood Park, Twain, Roselle, Lincoln Park, Cottage, Plainfield, Somerset and Somerville) went on a combined cluster outing on The Spirit of New Jersey Luncheon Cruise on the Hudson.  In addition, two assistant Directors, Marilyn Bristol-Mentor and Valerie Bowen-Townes, also attended this wonderful event.  The cruise left from Weehawken, and sailed around all of Manhattan, including the statue of liberty, Ellis island and various other sites along the way.  They cruised around town for approximately 2 and a half hours.  All the individuals that attended enjoyed being treated to this fun filled event which included lunch, sightseeing, music and dancing.  They all said they can't wait to do it again. 

Click here to see a photo slide show of the event.

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On Thursday May 5th, the New Jersey Employee Recognition Luncheon was held at The Graycliff in Moonachie, NJ. This event honors the great work being done by the New Jersey staff. Awards were presented to the staff who had been nominated for Employee of the Month throughout the year, as well as recognizing employees who have been with the organization for 5, 10, 15 and 20 years.  Durreshahwar Anderson received the 2015 New Jersey Employee of The Year Award. 

Click here to see a photo slide show of the event.

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Gavin Gear, Assistant Director of Day Programs at The Center For Family Support, was recently featured in a newspaper article.

Please enjoy reading this article about Gavin

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Lloyd Stabiner, the Chairman of the Board of The Center For Family Support, was recently featured in a newspaper article, which discussed Lloyd's long tenure with CFS.

Please enjoy reading this article about Lloyd

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Steven Vernikoff, the Executive Director of The Center For Family Support, was interviewed on radio station 540 AM WLIE, as part of the station's "Special Needs Long Island" program.  This is a weekly radion program dedicated to the special needs community on Long Island.  Featured guests are from special needs organizations, professionals practicing in the field and individuals with special needs.  The program is hosted by Jeff Silverman, Director of Special Needs Planning for the Center for Wealth Preservation in Syosset, NY and Ellen Victor, Esq., a Special Needs Planning Attorney with offices in Garden City, NY.

Click here to listen to a copy of the radio broadcast

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Steven Vernikoff, Executive Director of The Center for Family Support, recently sat down for an interview with 360 Talk Business Radio to discuss the work of CFS.  This interview was played on all First and Business Class American Airlines video-equipped flights in August and September.