June 2023- The 2023 Friends of Saint Dominic’s Golf Outing is almost sold out. Don’t miss out on a great day of golf on July 24, at Upper Montclair Country Club to benefit Saint Dominic’s Family Services. Limited golfing and non-golfing sponsorships remain. Click the link below for more information. RSVP cards are on page 7 of the attached PDF document below. Please RSVP by July 1, the latest.
May 2023- On Wednesday, May 24, we were honored to have Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Archbishop of New York appointed by Pope Benedict XVI, visit our Blauvelt campus. He met with our management team, including President/Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Diane Aquino.
He also toured and visited our students and staff at our Therapeutic K-12 Day School. The Bulldog Drumline with Ms. Debbie, performed a special concert for Cardinal Dolan.The Cardinal jammed with the students too.
Cardinal Dolan also met with some of our residents and many others. It was a very special day and we thank Cardinal Dolan for making the trip.
May 2023- On May 25, 2023, Saint Dominics Family Services hosted a Campus Tour for supporters of the Friends of Saint Dominic’s (FOSD). FOSD is the main fundraising arm for the agency, and we are always grateful for their ongoing commitment.
May 2023- Twice a year, the Office of Family Permanency Services at the Administration of Children’s Services (ACS), recognizes the excellent work foster care staff are doing to help New York City’s children and families.
Juan Trejos has been nominated for an Excellence in Practice Award due to his outstanding commitment and advocacy for the children, youth and families in Saint Dominic’s Family Foster Care Program.
Mr. Trejos began his career with us 4 and a half years ago as a Discharge Specialist. However, he has morphed into a ‘Jack of All Trades’ within the program. While his main role has been to support children, youth and families on their road to reunification, he has also become a valuable resource within the program, often lending his time to our Case Planning, PYA, Education and Adoption staff.
Mr. Trejos embodies the Saint Dominic’s mission of empowering children, adults, and families facing challenges to thrive in their communities by addressing their needs with compassion, dignity and care.
There will be a virtual celebration on 6/1/23 at 2PM.
April 2023- Adriana Hernandez, a caseworker in our Family Foster Care Dept., has been named a recipient for a 2023 Jim Purcell Excellence Award by the COFCCA (Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies). The award is given to staff of member agencies who display excellence and professionalism in their jobs. Adriana will be honored in a virtual ceremony on April 24, at 2:00 p.m.