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Upon written request, CWI will make available a paper copy of OPWDD’s Part 624 regulations to people served, parents, guardians, correspondents or advocates.  Please contact the Quality Assurance Director at 793-4700x12123 or the Quality Assurance Specialist at 793-4700x12132

CWI Wins ARCC’s 2014 Nonprofit Business of the Year Award!  

The Adirondack Business Council of the Adirondack Regional ChamberChamber Award 2014.jpg of Commerce’s (ARCC) selected CWI as the first recipient of its new Nonprofit Business of the Year Award. This new award is given to a nonprofit 501©3 business whose organizational mission is reflective of community needs and has demonstrated outstanding contributions to the community’s quality of life. CWI was recognized at an Awards Breakfast held on June 17, 2014 at the Fort William Henry Hotel and Conference Center, Lake George, NY. Pictured l-r: ARCC President Peter Aust, CWI’s Chris Hickey, Deb Rowell and Mark Donahue and ARCC’s Chairman of the Board Rick Fuller.


CWI’s New Journey’s Day Program Holds Special Olympics Fundraiser!

NewJourneysKarate Demo.jpgCWI’s New Journey’s Day Services Program conducted a cookout at their facility on June 25th to raise funds to sponsor an athlete for the Special Olympics. More than 100 people attended and enjoyed hotdogs, chips, desserts and beverages.  In addition, a Karate demonstration by Sensei Derek of The Karate Center (pictured) was conducted with participants from CWI’s New Journeys and Midtown Day Services programs.  A Dessert Bake-Off was also held and the winner was Midtown for their delicious blue-raspberry cookies!  Congratulations!!


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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.

Our Vision

  • Creating opportunities to build meaningful lives
  • Working with compassionate people to write personal life stories
  • Inviting communities to share in each person's journey

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People are the heart of what we do.

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  • Ethical behavior
  • Open-mindedness
  • Partnerships within our communities
  • Living safe and fulfilling lives
  • Evaluating the impact of what we do every day



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Collaborative program helps keep students on track

Beau Bessen has high hopes for the future.The CWI client just graduated with an associate’s degree and plans to become a veterinary technician.Click here to read the article ... read more

Disabled workers bag kiln-dried firewood for NYS DEC campsites-GF Chronicle

People with disabilities at two local not for-profits now have paid jobs bagging kilndried firewood for sale at campsites operated by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Click here to read complete article ... read more

NCV names 2010 Employee of the Year

Bonnie Bodenstab has been named 2010 Employee of the Year for North Country Ventures  (NCV) the manufacturing division of Community, Work & Independence.         In presenting the award Director of Bus ... read more

2010 Holiday Parade

 CWI participated in the 2010 Glens Falls National Holiday Parade on November 21st.   CWI’s float took 3rd place in the business division. Groups from several day and residential programs created different elements that would be ... read more

CWI Provides Employment and Support Services

According to the article published in Glens Falls Business Journal, May 2010, CWI Provides Employment and Support Services to People with Special Needs and Their Families. To read the complete article, click here.   ... read more

Lobbying efforts continue

On March 15, members Sean Hagen and Nicholas McCarthy, assisted by Consumer Facilitator Steve Briggs and Consumer Assistant Pat Columbetti, had a chance to go to Albany to meet with legislators Teresa Sayward, Betty Little and Roy McDonald. Sean and ... read more


Determined fund raiser Sean Hagan and the members of Helping Hands raised a whopping $1256 for the South Glens Falls High School Marathon Dance.  It was truly a community effort.  Sean organized a Pizza Lunch, advertised to all of his cont ... read more

CWI Offers Social Skills Classes for Individuals with Autism

Program Description: CWI is gearing up to provide expanded services to "high school age/recent graduate age" young adults with autism spectrum disorder beginning in July 2010.  These young adults will need to demonstrate an ability to ... read more

CWI continues Wheels for Work Grant

The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) has renewed the Wheels for Work III Grant for Warren and Washington Counties to Community, Work & Independence (CWI) for another year, as long as there remains funding availa ... read more

NCV names 2009 Employee of the Year

North Country Ventures names 2009 Employee of the Year        Patty Reed has been named 2009 Employee of the Year for North Country Ventures  (NCV) the manufacturing division of Community, Work & Independen ... read more

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This notice describes the privacy practices of Community, Work and Independence, Inc. (CWI) and the privacy rights of the people we serve. It will describe how information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy rule DOES NOT CHANGE the way you get services from Community, Work and Independence, Inc., or the privacy rights you have always had under New York State Mental Hygiene Law. The Privacy rule adds some details about how you can exercise your rights.


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