The Integrated Business Center is a part of Maryhaven, a community whereby people with special needs are safe, accepted, and supported. Maryhaven offers a full range of services, including residential, day habilitation, and vocational training. The people we support, their families, staff, and partners in the community work together to promote independence, individuality, integration, and social connections.
Maryhaven owes its heart and mission to a small community of nuns from France, the Daughters of Wisdom. On July 20, 1930, the Right Reverend Thomas E Molloy blessed and dedicated the Wharton Memorial Institute. The building was constructed with funds specifically bequeathed by William J. Wharton for the establishment of an Institute which would provide services for “mentally and emotionally disturbed children.”
On September 12, 1930, the Sisters moved into their new home and set about their task of caring for forty disabled children.
By 1961, the school had been renamed Maryhaven to better identify the work of the Sisters and staff in a school setting. Today, the work begun by the founding Sisters has been passed on to a new generation of well-trained caregivers who continue to provide its caring programs through a network of facilities located across Long Island.
Today, we are proud to support and touch the lives of thousands of individuals each day. With unwavering dedication and uncommon devotion, our educators and caregivers honor our distinctive history while continuing to provide the kind of assistance, leadership, and opportunities that have been helping people overcome their challenges.
The mission of Maryhaven is to enrich the lives of people with special needs.
We provide support with compassion in our residential, day habilitation, and vocational services while promoting individuality and integration.
Maryhaven's vision is to foster a community whereby people with special needs are safe, accepted, and supported. Our individuals, their families, staff, and the community will work together to support people with special needs so that they can reach their highest potential and enjoy a life of dignity, purpose, and inclusion.
Inspired by research and feedback from people with special needs, family members, Maryhaven staff, and community members, our logo represents compassionate care, inclusion, and integration for people with special needs. The heart symbol emphasizes the importance of providing compassionate, person-centered care. The character of a hand embodies holding one’s strength and power to support the aspiration to live an enriched life filled with dignity.