NEWS & RESOURCES

A MESSAGE FROM LEADERSHIP & OUR RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The leadership team would like to provide you with an update on our response to the crisis that is facing all of us. Before we provide the update, we want to express our deepest respect and gratitude to everyone working at CPU, Hudson Valley Division. The level of commitment, dedication, common purpose and sincere desire to be helpful to each other and the people we support is nothing short of inspiring. 

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COVID-19 GUIDANCE AND RESOURCES

Here you will find guidance from OPWDD, OMH, OASAS, CMS and other state sources, as well as federal actions, and helpful resources from private institutions.

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OPWDD Guidance Regarding Visitors to Facilities for Prevention of the Spread of COVID-19

The following guidance is applicable to all residential and nonresidential facilities certified or operated by the NYS State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and is based on the most current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and NYS Department of Health (DOH) recommendations for prevention of the spread the novel coronavirus of 2019 disease (COVID-19)

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Amazing Creations for our Residence Flank Steak Challenge!

Each of our 15 group homes in Brooklyn and Queens were given the challange to cook a flatiron steak meal with the in-house cook or staff's choice of side dishes. The creations were absolutely beautiful, scrumptious and everyone who participated had an amazing time doing so! Check out our photos and dish descriptions.

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Meet Leah Greenbaum our Administrator of Nutrition Services

Leah is our Administrator of Nutrition Services for 15 group homes in Queens and Brooklyn. Leah administers a nutritiously balanced menu based on seasonal,
home cooking. We now have 9 cooks staffed in these group homes who execute the menu to ensure that quality is maintained in all meals and snacks served.

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Grant Received from DASNY to Fund Expansion of Telemedicine to NYC Residences

Constructive Partnership Unlimited (CP-U) successfully received a grant from the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) to fund the expansion of telemedicine to all its residences in the New York City region. Telemedicine was initiated with funding from Staten Island Performing Provider System to provide services in Staten Island OPWDD residences in March 2016 for a 3-month pilot program. Then in an unprecedented move, the Chief Executive Officer of CP-U permitted telemedicine to be implemented in 103 locations across the five boroughs. 

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CP Unlimited has made the honor roll in The John A. Hartford Foundation Tipping Point Challenge

This is a a national competition established to catalyze the spread skills, ideas, and solutions that will improve health care delivery and the lives of all people living with a serious illness. 

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How AI Can Improve Products for People with Impaired Speech

We are beyond thrilled to announce our collaboration with Google Research through participation in 'Project Euphonia'. Project Euphonia’s purpose is making speech recognition technology more accessible by improving speech recognition for people with impaired speech. Project Euphonia has a special interest in helping CP Unlimited and our Article 16 Clinic to support our special population of persons with speech impairments.

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Maybellene Gonzalez is a poet and artist living with autism in Bay Ridge Brooklyn

Date: 27 Jan, 2020

Maybellene Gonzalez is a poet and artist living in Bay Ridge Brooklyn. As a woman living with autism, creative self-expression has been crucial in helping her engage with other people. 

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Coffee Lovers and Book Angels Book Clubs in Action

Date: 06 Jan, 2020

Promoting literacy in underserved communities, the Coffee Lovers and Book Angels Book Clubs exhibited the true meaning behind the Holiday Season and brightened the holidays for 24 families on Staten Island.

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Appointment of New Members to the CP Unlimited Board of Directors

Date: 11 Dec, 2019

Constructive Partnerships Unlimited is proud to announce the affiliation of two new members to our Board of Directors. Vo Rao Nanduri, the Director of Insurance IT and Ops at KPMG, as well as John Vlachos who recently retired as Executive Director at Marvillo Abramowitz Grand mason & Anello PC. We are proud and honored to have these individuals as part of our Board of Directors.

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An Amazing Night of Holiday Festivities in Brooklyn

Date: 31 Dec, 2019

A huge holiday thank you goes out to our amazing Brooklyn Management team that coordinated and executed a great holiday party! Please click through for a few highlights from this amazing evening with those whom we support and love.

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8th Annual Cerebral Palsy Thanksgiving with the NYPD

Date: 26 Nov, 2019

Thank you to the NYPD and the 113th Precinct Community Affairs for an amazing celebration at the 8th Annual Cerebral Palsy Thanksgiving Event.

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Congratulations to our Employees of the Quarter (Q3 2019)

Date: 11 Nov, 2019

Congratulations to Kurt Amundsen, Kadia Hibbert, Ann Marie Mitchell, and Jennifer Phillips! We are so proud and lucky to have you on our team ... find out more about the passion they exhibit every day for the people we serve.

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Meet the New York Marathon Runners Who Finish Last

Date: 05 Nov, 2019

On most weekends, Dave Fraser leaves his house at 6 a.m. to begin his marathon training. Starting from his home in Canarsie, Brooklyn, the 52-year-old pushes himself in a wheelchair across the borough, then across the Brooklyn Bridge and through Manhattan ...

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Willie Ryan's Excellence in Voluntary Service

Date: 30 Oct, 2019

Congratulations to Willie Ryan on being recognized for your dedication and devotion to volunteer work with Part of the Solution! 

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Juror's award

Date: 22 Oct, 2019

Congratulations to Jennifer Ramos who won a Juror's award at this year's state wide Voice! 15 Art Show at the Martin Mullen Art Gallery in Oneonta, NY! Jennifer uses an adapted camera that mounts onto her wheelchair.

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