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Coming Together for a Cause: Island Harvest Food Drive

By |May 22nd, 2017|

Last weekend, the U.S. Postal Service joined forces with Island Harvest, and a Long Island-wide food collection took place. Residents from Nassau and Suffolk Counties were asked to place non-perishable food items next to their mailboxes on the morning of Saturday, May 13. Mail carriers then picked them up and these food donations were transported […]

Get to know the Apartment Treatment Program

By |May 15th, 2017|

Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) provides residential housing and a variety of programs, including the Apartment Treatment Program.

The ADD Mental Health Program has four sites, all located in the Riverhead area. Three people live in each residence, and staff works with those individuals a couple of times per week, providing personalized support based upon […]

Honoring Our Nurses

By |May 8th, 2017|

It’s National Nurses Week from May 6 to May 12, 2017 and a special chance to thank our nurses. We decided to highlight the nursing staff and what they do at Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD). We spoke with Ann Toy, who has worked with ADD since 1998.

The typical day as a nurse at […]

Get to Know the Residences: Northville

By |May 1st, 2017|

Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) provides residential housing and a variety of programs. One type of residence is an ICF, where 24-hour supervision is provided. The Northville house is an ICF and we found out more details about the individuals who live there, near the Long Island Sound in Riverhead.

Where is the Northville house?

It […]

Get to Know the Residences: Lincoln Street

By |April 24th, 2017|

Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) provides residential housing and a variety of programs for consumers. Among these programs, transitional housing is offered. With the assistance of the ADD program, individuals can work towards their goal of independent living.

Where is the Lincoln Street house?

In the heart of Polish Town, Riverhead, near the bustle of the […]

Northville Sensory Gardens in Spring

By |April 17th, 2017|

Off of the north road, close to the Sound beach in Riverhead is a hidden oasis that is called Northville Sensory Gardens and affectionately known as The Farm. In April and May, everything happens. The gardens come back to life, but not without the help of Ken Friberg, ecology farm manager and his crew, comprised […]

Caring Careers Job Fair: April 26, 2017

By |April 14th, 2017|

Join us at the Caring Careers Job Fair.

SANYS University: Enhancing Advocacy Awareness

By |April 10th, 2017|

SANYS, presented by The Self-Advocacy Association of New York State, was hosted by Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) for advocacy groups on the East End. ADD was joined by the East End Disabilities Association (EEDA) and Catholic Guardian advocates. The series is a statewide interactive, self-advocacy learning experience for students receiving services. It is […]

Rise Above with Music and Martial Arts

By |April 3rd, 2017|

Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) provides residential housing and a variety of programs for consumers. With the assistance of the ADD program, individuals can work towards their goal of independent living. One of the consumers within Supported Housing is a passionate, creative and motivated music producer. Music is in his soul. He lives and […]

Feeding Our Community: The ADD Food Pantry

By |March 27th, 2017|

There is a flurry of activity that happens in downtown Riverhead every Wednesday. Staff and volunteers gather from churches, soup kitchens and food pantries from around the East End area to meet up with the Island Harvest truck, which arrives early morning to hand out equal portions of food donations for their respective locations. Aid […]