Agency Update 12/22/16


HeartShare premiered a video about long-time supporter Danny Maniscalco, who has donated a truckload of toys since fostering and adopting his son nearly thirty years ago. Read the full story. Watch the video. See Brooklyn Eagle article here.


HeartShare is calling upon employers to hire people with I/DD in 2017. View the video here.


HeartShare, in partnership with the We Are New York Program at the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, is offering a conversational English course to parents at the First Step Pre-School in Bensonhurst. Learn more here. See Brooklyn Eagle article here.


HeartShare’s inclusive participation in a Disabilities Studies course at NYU Tandon School of Engineering was captured in a documentary called The Ability Exchange. Learn more here.


HeartShare Vice President for Individualized Supports Dr. Laurie Yankowitz discusses a behavioral model for children with special needs called “Zones of Regulation.” Read more here.


HeartShare’s energy assistance grants are now available through National Grid’s Neighborhood Heating Fund. See Queens Chronicle article here. HeartShare administers four energy funds. See intake site information here.


HeartShare St. Vincent’s Services opened a Reception Center on Staten Island for older youth coming into foster care. Read more here.


HeartShare St. Vincent’s Services’ Integrated Health Division has launched its Children’s Health Home program. Read more here.


HeartShare St. Vincent’s Services Junior Board hosted its very first Ugly Sweater Party and Toy Drive benefiting children and youth in care this holiday season. See article here and Facebook album here.


HeartShare St. Vincent’s Services hosted a Children’s Holiday Party at 66 Boerum starring our very own Stan Capela as Santa. The HSVS Holiday Jam Party for older youth was hosted at its new Cornerstone program and Youth Residential Services revived its holiday tradition on Staten Island at Nansen Lodge. See Brooklyn Paper article about Cornerstone opening here.


HeartShare St. Vincent’s Services received generous donations and toys from many community partners, including The Heartfelt Foundation, Bishop Kearney High School, the CPCU Society, NYPD at One Police Plaza, Bay Ridge Credit Union and many more! See Brooklyn Reporter article on Bay Ridge Third Avenue Merchants event here.


HeartShare St. Vincent’s Services connects children and youth to stable homes each year. Read about one of those children, Tayla, here.


HeartShare St. Vincent’s Services is looking to employees at HeartShare, The HeartShare School and HeartShare Wellness to become foster parents. Learn more here.