Maryhaven’s Philanthropic Priorities

Philanthropic Priorities 2023



Care Force Enhancement

Supporting staff are important to us. An estimated 4.6 million direct service professionals support people with disabilities. (We love our DSPs!) These employees, known as the Maryhaven Care Force, are the heart of our agency. They provide support by assisting in adaptive daily living skills, meal preparation, medication management and social opportunities.   

Targeted investments are needed to recruit, train, and retain DSPs that are so integral to improving the experience and outcomes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Your support will help recognize, maintain and grow this workforce with special incentives and celebrations.

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Program Improvements

Our programs and services include community residential homes, day habilitation programs and vocational services. Providing support for people with disabilities is at the core of what we do. Our mission is to enrich the lives of people with special needs.

We provide services to over 687 individuals annually in 28 group homes, 17 apartments, 10 unique and specialized day programs that are designed to meet individual needs and interests. We offer an array of job training programs and employment opportunities including pre-vocational services (on-site and in the community) and supported work.

We are committed to service excellence with integrity while promoting encouragement, growth and enrichment in all programs. We believe in delivering services with the utmost compassion and care, while promoting safety and well-being.

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Integrated Business Center [IBC]

Maryhaven’s IBC is the only program of its kind on Long Island. The IBC is a Center of Excellence and provides opportunities for 350 people on an annually basis. Our shared facility provides leadership and oversight for people with disabilities and exhibits best practices in the field. With the assistance of our vocational rehabilitation team and supported employment department, we offer both in-house and community employment opportunities.

We provide assessment services to assist in identifying an individual’s skill set for training, placement, and job coaching. The goal of the IBC is to assist individuals with disabilities to become contributing members of the community and earn a sustainable wage.

Our goals include increasing corporate and community connections and partnerships, offering additional opportunities for growth and enrichment for people with disabilities and enhancing technology at the business center.

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