This is your Agency Update for 8-7-18


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 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

For those reading a hard copy of this Agency Update, all hyperlinked items may be found on the News & Events page of our websites.


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