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North Country Ventures, a division of CWI, employs up to 60 individuals with disabilities in a supported and sheltered manufacturing environment. More than $4 million in revenue is generated annually through assembly, packaging and fulfillment contracts with NYS and private industry.
Community, Work & Independence, Inc. offers innovative supports and services, empowering people with differing abilities and needs to discover their potential and pursue the lives they envision.
"I enjoy the flexibility and understanding that I receive from the staff and my service coordinator regarding the needs of my special family."
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The winner of CWI's Direct Support Professional's (DSP) Week Hot Air Balloon Ride prize drawing, Emily Meade, CWI employee, shared her wonderful photographs of the ride she took with her husband, Fred, on a beautiful Saturday morning, 9/19, during the Adirondack Balloon Festival. The balloonist was Mark Sand and the crew was Mystic Flier. Congratulations Emily and thanks for sharing these great photos!
Direct Support Professional's Week is celebrated nationally each year in September to remind us of how essential all of our Direct Support Professionals are and how much we count on each and every one to help support individuals with disabilities. This year, NYS Governor Cuomo presented a Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week Proclamation (to view the full Proclamation visit www.nationaladvocacycampaign.org/sites/default/files/2015-dsp-week-new-york.pdf) honoring direct support professionals, direct care workers, personal assistants, personal attendants, in-home support workers and paraprofessionals who are the primary providers of long term supports and services for millions of individuals with disabilities. Direct support professionals provide a broad range of support, including preparation of meals, helping with medication, bathing, dressing, mobility, transportation, employment placement and more. Special thanks to all CWI employees for their contributions to the organization, community, those who we serve and for enriching the lives of so many! ... See MoreSee Less
On Friday, September 11th, CWI held it’s annual talent show at the Cooper’s Cave Pavilion in South Glens Falls, NY. Fifty individuals CWI serves performed in 38 acts singing, dancing, performing karate and boxing moves as well as playing keyboard and guitar. The top three winners received gold medals and all participants received a certificate of participation created by CWI’s Expressions Day Program participants. The winners (pictured here l-r) were: 1st Place Winners Kindra Giroux and Layna Kineke who danced to the song Fighter by Christina Aguilera; 2nd Place Winners Mary Kana and Jess Warrington sang Break Free by Ariana Grande; and 3rd Place Winner was Chris Necessary singing Don’t Take the Girl by Tim McGraw. See more photos of this wonderful event at www.cwinc.org. Congrats to all the winners and participants! ... See MoreSee Less
On a beautiful, sunny September 15th morning during the week of the 2015 Adirondack Balloon Festival, four hot air balloons and their crews visited CWI’s New Journeys site in Queensbury, NY to inflate balloons for staff and program participants as well as a walk about balloon! Visit www.cwinc.org for more photos of this event! Thank you balloonists! ... See MoreSee Less
Recently, CWI staff and program participants enjoyed a beautiful day whitewater rafting on the Sacandaga River near Lake Luzerne, NY. Beaverbrook Outfitters provided the equipment and guides for this annual event. Below are some photos of this exciting trek through the rapids... ... See MoreSee Less
Staff and participants from CWI's Pathways, Midtown and New Journeys Day Programs attended a Tri-City Valley Cat's baseball game on August 11th. Here are some photos of the outing... ... See MoreSee Less
CWI has two job openings for Recreational Leaders as follows:
Saturday Club Recreation Leader • Employment Type: Per Diem • Schedule: 2-4 Saturdays per month, 10a-4p, up to 1 hour M-F for phone calls and • emails regarding transportation times • Location: Glens Falls region • Salary: To be determined • Position Concept: Design and implement social/recreational activities for the • Saturday Club, including day trips, in-house projects and recreational events. • Position Qualifications: B.A./B.S. degree in Human Services or related field with experience working with persons with disabilities. One year of experience working in the field required. Experience developing and implementing social/recreational activities highly desired. Must have an acceptable driving record. _______________________________________
Youth Club Recreation Leader • Employment Type: Per Diem • Schedule: Variable, 2 outings per month, length of outings can vary from 2-8 hours • Location: Glens Falls region • Salary: To be determined • Position Concept: Design and implement social/recreational activities including day/evening trips, in-house projects and recreational events. • Position Qualifications: B.A./B.S. degree in Human Services or related field with experience working with persons with disabilities. One year of experience working in the field required. Experience developing and implementing social/recreational activities highly desired. Must have an acceptable driving record.
Anyone interested in applying for either of these positions should visit www.cwinc.org and select About and Job Opportunities located at top of homepage. ... See MoreSee Less
On July 23rd, the Glens Falls Dragons Colter Bostick and two of the team’s pitchers, Matt Sturchio #11 and Alex Yarem #19, along with the team's mascot Cooper the Dragon, visited CWI’s New Journeys Day Program in Queensbury. Following a Meet and Greet, the Dragons signed autographs and posed for photos. In addition the New Journey’s day program made a celebratory cake for the event and a special banner depicting both the Dragons and CWI logos was given to the team as a thank you for their visit. More than 75 day program participants and staff from CWI’s New Journeys, Trade Winds, Pathways and Midtown programs attended the event. Special thanks to the Dragons and the team's mascot Cooper the Dragon for visiting CWI! For more photos of this event, visit www.cwinc.org. ... See MoreSee Less
On July 21st, CWI held a groundbreaking ceremony for its newest residence to be located at the corners of Pearl and Pine Streets in the village of Hudson Falls. The new 2,100 square foot home is being designed by Smith Engineering and Architects, Gloversville, NY, and built by Hilltop Construction, Hudson Falls, NY. It will feature two fully handicap accessible bathrooms, bedrooms for up to 5 residents, expanded living space and a state-of-the-art sprinkler system. For more photos and info about this project, visit www.cwinc.org. ... See MoreSee Less