While most children and families are getting ready for #BacktoSchool, the Surfside Gardens Community Center in Coney Island still hasn’t reopened. Please share this video to help #FixSurfside.
- We celebrated our 104 years of serving the New York community on July 12. #TBT
- We marched proudly in the Disability Pride Parade on Sunday, July 15, 2018. See Facebook Album.
- Disability Advocate Gilbert Plaza wrote a piece on why the march was important to him. Feat. in New York Nonprofit Media and The Mighty.
HeartShare St. Vincent’s Services:
- We are sending off about 50 young people off to college through its American Dream Program. See Facebook Album.
- We opened its Steps to Home Program, two shelters in the Bronx helping women and their children transition to permanent housing and access the resources they need.
- Meet Alicia, one of our “Go Getters,” an internship program offering mentorship, professional trainings and support for personal growth.
- We aired a special radio ad to recruit foster parents. If you missed it, tune in here. If you’d like to learn more about becoming a foster or adoptive parent, as well as other ways to help, fill out this form.
- Our #FixSurfside Campaign was feat. in amNY, Brooklyn Eagle and Brooklyn Reporter, and on NY1.
- Our President & CEO Bill Guarinello was featured in an episode of Marsh & McLennan’s podcast, The Roots of Leadership. Listen here.
- Our Doonan-Drake and Ferraro Residences for adults with I/DD were converted from ICFs to Supervised IRAs. Thank you to the HeartShare team for making this happen!
The HeartShare School
- We celebrated three graduates aging out of the school for children and teens 5-21.
- We unveiled a rock garden at Cuomo First Step Pre-School in dedication of long-time director Dianne Cattrano, who is retiring this year.
- We released a podcast featuring Cara Ryan, who described how college students on the spectrum can be supported to excel academically and become a part of the community.
Mon, Oct 1, 2018 Residential Services Dinner Dance
Tues, Oct 2, 2018 Buckley’s Golf Outing
Sun, Nov 4, 2018 NYC Marathon
Nov 8 –Nov 17, 2018 ArtShare for HeartShare
Thurs, Nov 29, 2018 HSVS Annual Benefit
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