Empowering People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to Lead Fuller Lives

In the News


A group of individuals from A Very Special Place, Inc. enjoyed seeing “Seussical the Musical” recently. A very special thank you to the Spotlight Theatre for their generosity!

Vincent from our Glenwood residence went to see “The Magical History Tour: The Beatles Show” at the College of Staten Island. He had such a great time meeting some of the actors in the show!

Congratulations to Alan! Alan recently received the “Celebrating Achievements Award” from the Staten Island Developmental Disabilities Council. Alan is a resident of AVSP’s Supportive Apartments and was recognized for his various accomplishments

Please join us in wishing Alan a very Happy 70th Birthday! Alan has been involved with AVSP’s programs since 1980, and we were excited to celebrate this milestone with him.

Our very own, Chef Nick from Harvest Café is featured in this great article on, SI Live


Billy, from AVSP’s Jefferson residence along with Jessica, Jennie and Leigh dropped off toys, diapers, baby bottles and other items that they purchased to a local firehouse in, Port Richmond that is collecting for hurricane victims. Billy decided he wanted to help after seeing a story on the news. We are very proud of our individuals for their community involvement!


 Harvest Café was on WPIX Pix 11 News - It's a "G" Thing Segment! 

If you missed it watch the episode here .




On May 17, 2016, Harvest Café was featured on ABC’s “The Chew”. The segment was a part of a series The Chew was doing this season focusing on how food changes lives.



Harvest Café was voted “Best Breakfast” in this year’s Best of Staten Island poll. Check us out on SILIVE.

The Harvest Cafe was featured on WABC7 Eyewitness News for Neighborhood Eats. Our thanks to Lauren Glassberg for coming and spending the time with us! To rewatch the piece again, please click here.


 Support AVSP When You List on Ebay!

Did you know, when you list an item on eBay, you can donate a percentage of your proceeds to A Very Special Place Inc.? By doing this, you’re helping AVSP as well as earning special eBay Giving Works features that can help you get more bids and higher sale prices. This can happen in 5 easy steps.

1 – List an item on eBay and choose to donate 10-100% of the final sale price to AVSP

2 – Buyer pays you when the listing closes and you ship the item to the buyer

3 – You get an eBay Giving Works Fee Credit within 24 hours of the listing closing

4 – MissionFish collects the donation from you and provides a tax receipt on behalf of AVSP

5 – MissionFish delivers funds to AVSP, minus a small processing fee, as well as your information so that we can thank you as well

Whether you’re an avid eBay seller or visit once in a while, it’s a great way to help A Very Special Place. If you have any questions feel free to contact our Development Department at 718-987-1234 x. 110 or eBay Giving Works/MissionFish.











For more information about A Very Special Place including financial information and our Form 990 please visit
A Very Special Place, Inc. on Guidestar.