State Senator Shelley Mayer (37th District) delivers lunch to thank the staff supporting individuals with developmental disabilities during the Coronavirus Pandemic
Westchester County, N.Y. (May, 2020) –The Arc Westchester, the largest agency in Westchester County supporting children, teens and adults with disabilities and their families, recently had special visits from State Senator Shelley Mayer (37th District) at the organization’s Bryant Avenue Home in White Plains and Armonk Home.
Senator Mayer personally delivered a pizza and pasta lunch to thank the homes’ hardworking Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) for their ongoing, heroic work on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis.
“Our staff are similar to hospital staff as essential employees whose passion for caring and nurturing people we support is priority over keeping themselves safe at home,” said Tibi Guzmán, Executive Director and CEO of The Arc Westchester. “We are grateful for Senator Mayer and her staff for recognizing the important work our staff are performing during this trying time and for bringing a smile to the faces of our individuals and their beloved DSPs.”
About The Arc Westchester
The Arc Westchester, founded in 1949, is the largest agency in Westchester County supporting children, teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including individuals on the autism spectrum, and their families. Over 800 employees provide more than 2,000 individuals throughout the county with a broad range of innovative and effective programs and services designed to foster independence, productivity and participation in community life.
The mission of The Arc Westchester is to empower children, teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including individuals on the autism spectrum, to achieve their potential by strengthening families and encouraging personal choices, abilities and interests. For more information, please visit: www.arcwestchester.org.
The Arc Westchester is a chapter of The Arc and The Arc New York.