NEW YORK, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boards of HeartShare Human Services of New York and St. Vincent's Services, both located in Brooklyn (NY), have approved an affiliation of their respective agencies. St. Vincent's Services will be known as HeartShare St. Vincent's Services (HSVS).
HSVS will provide all foster care, adoption, prevention, youth programs, HIV/AIDS residential and Article 31 Clinic services. HeartShare will provide all developmental disabilities services, including those currently operated by St. Vincent's.
Carol A. Smith- Njiiri will serve as HSVS' Chief Executive Officer, Dawn Saffayeh as Executive Director and William P. Sabado as Deputy Executive Director. Their combined talents and experience provide HSVS with a very strong, knowledgeable and effective executive team. HeartShare Executive Director for Developmental Disabilities Services Linda Tempel and Executive Vice President for Developmental Disabilities Services Evelyn Alvarez continue their responsibilities for all developmental disabilities programs with their equally strong, knowledgeable and professional leadership skills.
"With similar histories and strongly aligned programmatic goals, our two organizations will leverage shared expertise and resources to serve at-risk New Yorkers more effectively and more efficiently. As HeartShare begins its second century of service, I very much look forward to this strategic affiliation that we believe will enhance the lives of the children, adults and families in our care," stated Bill Guarinello, HeartShare's President and Chief Executive Officer.
HeartShare is celebrating its Centennial Anniversary this year, and St. Vincent's has served the community for 145 years. The affiliation combines the great work and efforts accomplished by both agencies over the last century, and creates the third largest children's services provider in New York City.
About HeartShare Human Services of New York:
HeartShare Human Services of New York serves almost 29,000 New Yorkers. Its array of programs assist children and adults with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities through numerous programs, including educational, life skills and vocational training, residential, case management, recreational, family support and full diagnostic health care services. HeartShare also provides foster care and adoption services, family counseling, after-school youth programs and supports individuals and their families affected by HIV/AIDS. Additionally, HeartShare administers low-income energy assistance programs, in partnership with National Grid, New York State Electric & Gas Corporation (NYSEG), Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation (RG&E), Consolidated Edison and Entergy, throughout New York State.
HeartShare is proud that 90% of all revenue is invested directly in its programs and services. HeartShare is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children and is a Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity. For more information, visit www.heartshare.org and follow HeartShare on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.
SOURCE HeartShare Human Services of New York