CFS’s Poetry Club & Coffee Club: Battling Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and in addition to Making Strides, the walks CFS is participating in, our Coffee Clutch workshop group is standing with breast cancer survivors. They selected the words and created the picture you can see above. And, at the...

October is National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month. The theme for 2021 is “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion.” Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, The Center for Family Support has strongly emphasized the importance of employment. “Keep It Moving”, an...

How Are You Celebrating the Fall?

We want to see how you celebrate the Fall!! Are you pumpkin carving? Going apple picking? Will you dress up for Halloween? We want to know! Submit all your Fall photos to InnovativeTeam@cfsny.org for a chance to be on our website! Deadline for photos – November...

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...
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