Stony Point Center was honored with a Regional Award for employing people with disabilities at a recent community breakfast hosted by ACCES-VR of NY State.
Held in recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), the breakfast drew together Rockland County's strong network of business and non-profit partners that work together to ensure that pathways are open to the disabled population to enable training and work experience opportunities.
SPC was one of 14 awardees in a region encompassing Westchester, Rockland, New York City and Long Island. We were nominated for this award by by Jawonio and the Commission for the Blind for employing their clients. Also there to witness the award was the Office of the Aging, BOCES and Camp Venture - all groups that we work with to fill our staffing needs and strengthen the bonds with our local community.
"It was so heartening to join with other Rockland County employers and connect with the people that are committed to workforce development in our community," said SPC General Manager Paula Sandusky. "We have direct experience with the statistics stated at the event - disabled people reward the employer with a lower staff turnover rate, an excellent work ethic and overall good humor."
Sandusky added, "We owe our success in this arena to the committed job coaches, dedicated staff at the agencies, our team of flexible, caring managers and the wonderful staff members that we employ through these programs."