Provisions Bakery is highlighted for Downtown Dining Weeks!

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Photo Courtesy of Channel9 News   Provisions Bakery was recently highlighted by Channel9 News as part of their coverage of the 15th Annual Downtown Dining Weeks. Reporter Farah Jadran met with the bakery’s program manager Susan Catalino to hear about our three delicious specials and why operating as part of AccessCNY makes Provisions so special. We […]

DSP Appreciation Week- Narcissa Davis

Monday, September 10, 2018

  “I’m so glad I’m in this field. It helps me learn a lot.” – Narcissa Davis If there is one word that describes Narcissa Davis, it is: Love. If you are lucky enough to have a conversation with her, you will hear a lot about the things she loves; her 8 month old daughter, her […]

DSP Appreciation Week- Commane House

Friday, September 7, 2018

Pictured: Shana Cirino, Shelby Sibley, Kaydijah Bundrage, & Sarah Beckman The Staff of Commane House   “You know how some jobs you don’t want to go to work? I pull in with a smile!” – Shana Cirino, Assistant Manager Anyone who has ever been to AccessCNY’s Commane House will tell you that it’s a great place […]

Jeanne’s Story – Autism Awareness Month

Monday, April 23, 2018

Jeanne is a twin. According to her mother, Jennifer, the two children couldn’t be more different. Jeanne’s parents knew things wouldn’t be the same, ever since she was diagnosed with autism at a young age. Jeanne took a moment to describe how autism makes her feel different from others, so people who aren’t on the […]

A Poem by Carmelita

Friday, January 5, 2018

Carmelita is a part time staff member who also participates in several AccessCNY mental health programs. She has been positively impacted by the peer support system! As a result, she wrote this powerful poem inspired by the relationship building of peer supports. Just last week she went to a training on mental health peer supports. Here she […]

DSP Appreciation Week – Jason Deskiewicz

Friday, September 15, 2017

“My Uncle Dan was a successful member of the program prior to me even starting 7 years ago. I like to tell employees about how I saw things from the other end.” Jason has been a Residence Counselor at AccessCNY for 7 years. But before he started, his Uncle Dan was a program participant who […]

DSP Appreciation Week – Dykel Howard and Katie Hohl

Thursday, September 14, 2017

“It’s a wonderful experience, helping people become independent. There are rough moments, but those moments make you want to help even more.” Katie and Dykel work together at one of AccessCNY’s residences for people with disabilities where they have 12 years of experience combined.  Together, they provide a level of care and service that has […]

DSP Appreciation Week – Cameron Hudson

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

“I want people to know that I care, and I am here for them.” Cameron Hudson is something of a jack-of-all-trades in the Independent Housing Program at AccessCNY. She fields questions from the community about the program, talks to people in crisis, connects program participants with resources and has a caseload of her own. In […]

DSP Appreciation Week – Denise Braun

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

“I just want people to know that there is help for people with mental health issues in school.” For many people, educational consultants like Denise can be an important part of getting a degree while working through a mental health issue. AccessCNY employees like her help with financial aid, study skills, class registration, connecting students with […]

DSP Appreciation Week – Jim Moffett

Monday, September 11, 2017

“I love this career, and I am happy I chose it. I am grateful to have been able to do this. I wouldn’t feel this way in another job.” Jim Moffett has worked as a Direct Service Professional for 25 years, with 21 of them at AccessCNY. His self-deprecating style of humor is infectious, and […]