Striking Power: CFS’s First Bowling League!

We are proud to present CFS STRIKING POWER. Striking Power is the first ever CFS bowling league! In Spring 2021, the CFS board of directors approved grant funding that enabled the Staten Island residences to pioneer a bowling league. This was a wonderful way to safely...

Development Director (Part-Time)

The Center for Family Support (CFS) mission is to provide support and assistance to individuals with developmental and related disabilities. We are the first agency in New York to achieve the Council on Quality and Leadership Certification (CQL).  By achieving this...

In memoriam: William “Bill” Ciliento

On July 24, 2021, we lost someone very special at The Center for Family Support: William “Bill” Ciliento, whom we were proud to provide with community habilitation services in Long Island. Bill leaves an indelible impact on all of us, especially his main...

Laughing Meditation

Laughing has a lot of benefits. Tamiko Hill, DSP who facilitates “Laughing Meditation”, was inspired by the science of simply laughing. Laughter is known to increase both mental and physical health. Laughter releases endorphins in your brain which puts you in a better...

Why Juneteenth Matters

Here at CFS, we are proud to recognize Juneteenth as a national holiday. Our CEO, Steven Vernikoff noted the importance of this day, and our book club has put together a presentation so we can all learn how to celebrate, why to celebrate, and how to help with such an...

Artists At Work

Bird houses, collages, mixed media and more… These are just some of the art produced this summer by participants in our weekly art therapy program! We are so delighted to see how participants in our Hackensack Day Program have been busy getting creative this...

CFS Notes Juneteenth as a Landmark New National Holiday

  This June, President Biden signed a new law which established June 19 as the Juneteenth National Independence Day, commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. This is a landmark new national holiday, and will be observed on Friday, June 18 by federal...

First Face-to-Face Wellness Walk

On Friday, June 11th, after more than a year, we had our first face-to-face meeting with some of the individuals we work with! After all these months of being mostly indoors, it was great to meet up, and take a real-life, real-world stroll! This meeting kicked off our...

The One and Only Mets Honored CFS Essential Workers

How often do you go to see a game and come back as the “MVP?” That’s what happened last Saturday, June 12th. Some of the CFS staff were honored by the Mets for our work supporting the individuals who CFS serves. It was a great day, and we are all so...

Office Manager

The Center for Family Support (CFS) mission is to provide support and assistance to individuals with developmental and related disabilities. We are the first agency in New York to achieve the Council on Quality and Leadership Certification (CQL).  By achieving this...

Administrative Office Assistant

The Center for Family Support (CFS) mission is to provide support and assistance to individuals with developmental and related disabilities. We are the first agency in New York to achieve the Council on Quality and Leadership Certification (CQL).  By achieving this...

On Memorial Day, We Remember Those Who Served

On this Memorial Day, we remember all those who have died in service of our country. And we recognize the sacrifice of the hundreds and thousands who experience disabilities as a result of their service. Working with individuals and families who experience...

One Year of Virtual Supports – and No Slowing Down

When the world slowed down, we did not. The Center for Family Support is marking ONE YEAR of Virtual Supports! On April 1, 2020, the first virtual workshop was held by connecting individuals and staff through ZOOM. Since that day, the Virtual Supports team has worked...

Earth Day

EARTH DAY IS THURSDAY APRIL 22, 2021 SHOW US HOW YOU CELEBRATED EARTH DAY! SUMMIT PICTURES TO THE INNOVATIVE TEAM AT: INNOVATIVETEAM@CFSNY.ORG YOUR PICTURES WILL BE SHARED AND FEATURED ON THE NEXT EDITION OF THE NEW DAWN NEWSLETTER. TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE THE WORLD A...

What does Autism Awareness mean to Oscar?

Meet Oscar! He enjoys his jobs – selling dog biscuits, and working at a restaurant. And he likes to hang out with Alessandra from Best Buddies. He receives a housing subsidy and support from the Community Habilitation staff at CFS. And yes, he is on the #autism...
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