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AccessCNY’s Winter 2018 Newsletter

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Thursday, January 17, 2019 Inside this edition: A story of how AccessCNY helped Tommy regain his independence Respite services come to AccesscCNY The Executive Director’s thoughts on the merger with Spaulding Support Services Click here to read the Winter Newsletter! We hope you enjoy this edition, and learning more about the work AccessCNY does in […]

AccessCNY Adds Onondaga CASA as New Program

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

  Photo Caption (from left to right): Onondaga CASA Program Manager Liz Conklin, with AccessCNY Executive Director Paul Joslyn and Onondaga CASA Program Director Stefanie Savory. (January 16, 2019)  On January 1, Onondaga CASA became a program of AccessCNY. CASA or Court Appointed Special Advocates, is a program that provides volunteer advocates for children who […]

See Tommy’s Triumphant Walk!

Monday, November 26, 2018

  Tommy, who has a developmental disability, relishes his independence. Until several years ago, he supported himself and lived in his own apartment. Unfortunately, that all changed when he had major back surgery. While surgery can be hard on everyone, it was particularly difficult for Tommy. When he awoke, doctors shared the devastating news that […]

Spaulding Support Services Merges with AccessCNY

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Spaulding Support Services Merges with AccessCNY   Photo Caption (from left to right): President of the AccessCNY Board of Directors Michael Wirtheim, President of the CNY Community Foundation Peter Dunn and President of the Spaulding Support Services Board Julie Frawley. On Thursday, Spaulding Support Services officially became part of AccessCNY. The two non-profit disability providers […]

Provisions 30th Anniversary Celebration a Success

Thursday, March 1, 2018

  This Wednesday AccessCNY’s Provisions Bakery and Restaurant celebrated its 30th anniversary with a customer appreciation day. Provisions is a non-profit bakery and restaurant where lives are changed. The bakery is a job training program of AccessCNY for individuals with a mental health diagnosis. In its three decades the bakery has sold more than 200,000 […]

AccessCNY’s Winter Newsletter

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Inside this edition: The full story on our merger with Spaulding Support Services A story of employment with Heather Ann’s volunteer highlight Click here to read the Winter Newsletter! We hope you enjoy this edition, and learning more about the work AccessCNY does in the community. Any questions? Ask us.

Congressmen Katko Joins AccessCNY in Opening Crisis Respite Home

Thursday, February 1, 2018

On Wednesday, January 24 Congressmen John Katko joined AccessCNY for the opening of the Berkana Crisis Respite home in Eastwood. The program is a first of its kind in Onondaga County. The ribbon cutting took place at the home at 2320 James Street in Syracuse. Berkana Crisis Respite serves individuals who are struggling with a […]

BFair2DirectCare Rally A Success, Gained News Coverage

Thursday, December 21, 2017

AccessCNY and Arc of Onondaga joined forces on December 20th to show lawmakers in Albany how important the #bfair2directcare campaign is in Central New York. Direct Support Professionals, parents and program participants from both agencies gave a powerful message as they told personal stories of what direct care means for them. Paul Joslyn, Executive Director […]

AccessCNY and Spaulding Support Services to Formally Merge

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Board of Directors of AccessCNY and Spaulding Support Services voted recently to merge the two agencies. The combined agency will serve over 3,200 people with disabilities and operate under the name AccessCNY. Beginning January 1 Spaulding will become a subsidiary of AccessCNY. In the intervening months the agencies will begin to share staff, space […]

AccessCNY Receives Grant to Support Veterans through Million Dollar Round Table Foundation

Friday, November 10, 2017

AccessCNY was recently awarded a $2,000 grant from The Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) Foundation to support services for veterans with mental health issues. The grant will fund AccessCNY’s House to Home program and expand housing supports to retired service men and women. AccessCNY currently assists veterans with mental health issues locate affordable and safe […]