South Bay Neighbor

Here we are in the South Bay Neighbor! Read the article that features our friend Erin D. as she shares her experience leading a self-directed life. 

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After careful consideration, the Board of Directors has decided to cancel all of our regularly scheduled initiatives during the month of March. The health and well-being of our participants and guests of PBSCF is our primary concern and we are closely following the CDC and WHO response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  We join with many other nonprofits, schools, human services agencies, businesses, and government organizations in doing what we can to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Shawn Nitz

The Self-Determined community lost Shawn Nitz, who passed away on June 11, 2017.

He is survived by Athena Nitz-Lightcap. His joy in life created family members and connection wherever he went. His closest family consists of Lorraine Kinsley and her children, Michael and Kelly.

Shawn’s life served as an example and inspiration to all those that were graced to have known him.

Emergency Preparedness

In December, we gave an Emergency Preparedness Class to 35 individuals in Smithtown. 

In January, the Friedberg JCC in Oceanside joined us in hosting Emergency Preparedness to 20 individuals in Nassau. 

This was made possible through a generous Walmart Community Grant. 

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Thanks to Cooper Productions for helping to create this video talking about the work of the Foundation and how individuals and families are affected.