HeartShare said farewell to Eulogio (Chico) Rodriguez, who sadly passed away last week. He lived at HeartShare’s Buckley Residence for over 20 years and will be missed.
HeartShare’s Brooklyn Day Hab created some extraordinary art with MoMA educator Rachel Lindsay, who visited on July 20th.
HeartShare is launching a Core Competencies campaign to raise awareness and to reinforce the seven value-based goals required of Direct Support Professionals (DSPs). All Developmental Disabilities Services program sites will receive an 11 x 17 poster. We ask that all managers display the hard copy poster on a bulletin board or other highly visible area at the program. Starting in September, we will highlight one core competency each month, starting with PUTTING PEOPLE FIRST. If you are a DSP or know of a DSP who has helped an individual with I/DD in the core competency of PUTTING PEOPLE FIRST, please share your story with the Communications Department no later than Monday, August 15th. Your submission could be selected as our story in September, which will be sent to ALL HEARTSHARE and posted on our website.
HeartShare St. Vincent’s Executive Director Dawn Saffayeh was profiled following her New York Nonprofit Media “40 Under 40” nomination. Saffayeh said she “couldn’t really imagine having a career that didn’t focus on helping people who were struggling.” http://goo.gl/BlJSjT
HeartShare St. Vincent’s Junior Board launched a school supply drive. We will be accepting donated school supplies and the opportunity to sponsor an American Dream Program Scholar until Monday, August 15th. Over $2,580 has already been raised. Join the cause: https://goo.gl/oqnEEY
Did you know? HeartShare St. Vincent’s Services Youth Residential Services include group homes for young men and women in foster care. HSVS Children’s Community Residences (CCR) are for children who need additional support overcoming emotional and behavioral challenges. Administrative offices for those programs are on the 5th and 6th floors of 66 Boerum Place in downtown Brooklyn.
Check out new videos on our YouTube channel. Go to youtube.com and search for HeartShare Human Services of New York to find our channel. Our latest videos feature our rigorous accreditation titled “The HeartShare Way.” Other videos feature our Employment Programs titled “When I Grow Up” and “HeartShare Connects Donald to His Dream Job.”
Cyclones Game Join us on Thursday, August 11th for a Cyclones game at MCU Park. Proceeds benefit HeartShare programs. Visit www.heartshare.org/cyclones.
HSVS Annual Benefit Save the date for our Annual Benefit on October 17, 2016. We are thrilled to be hosting our event at Tribeca 360 with live music, outstanding honorees and views of New York City’s skyline. Stay tuned for more information.