Empowering People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to Lead Fuller Lives

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Now more than ever... it Matters!

With over 40 years of service to the community, A Very Special Place, Inc. provides programs and services to over 1,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities on Staten Island. What began as a simple idea to improve the quality of life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities has grown into a comprehensive service agency that seeks to empower those with intellectual and developmental disabilities and help them become fully integrated into the community.

Together, we can make a difference in the lives of many with intellectual and developmental disabilities through our programs and services.
We need your support more than ever to continue our important work.


Contributions, at all levels, fund many critical services and ensures:

Supported Employment program participants gain the satisfaction and independence that comes from holding meaningful jobs.

Day and evening program participants experience community inclusion and improve their life and socializing skills by visiting museums, musical concerts, and other cultural and sporting events all around the city.

Community Center participants increase their self-esteem and realize the benefits of physical activities and recreation through competitive softball leagues, bowling, swimming, volleyball, and other leisure activities.

Please join us in our mission.

Explore this section about the many ways to give to A Very Special Place, Inc. You may also make an online donation now through PayPal. Just click on the link to go to our page.

Get involved with us. Interested in volunteering? Become an agency volunteer in one of our support services or support our mission in giving your time through special events such as our annual golf outing. AVSP also looks for corporate sponsored volunteer days and initiatives.

Get involved through your business by providing job opportunities for our program participants in our supported employment program.

Whether you are a longtime supporter of AVSP or participating for the first time, thank you so much for all that you do to help us make a difference. For more information, please contact us at:
giving@avspny.org or 718-987-1234 x1012.