CDS Monarch Blog

Staff Highlight: Lola Williams

Lola has been working at CDS Monarch's Beckwith Road Residence since she joined the team 23 years ago. As part of her daily duties Lola strives to get



Happy Retirement: Sharon Lemmey

It is with both great excitement and some sadness that we announce that Sharon Lemmey, Job Coach for Unistel's Prevocational Program, is retiring afte



Supporting Our Troops

Recently, a group of individuals from Blended Creative Opportunities worked with some of our Warrior Salute Veterans to put together care packages for



Staff Highlight: Evette Houston

Evette joined the HR team at CDS Monarch in 1998 in a temporary position. She left for a few months, but soon returned as an HR Clerk. In her current



Fundraising for Families in Need

CDS Monarch's Families in Need (FIN) fund assists families with expenses for basic necessities to ensure adequate care for an individual with a disabi



Staff Highlight: Vivian Felder-Johnson

Vivian works the overnight shift at Park Circle, where she has been since she began at the agency 13 years ago. Over the years she has done relief shi



CDS Monarch President/CEO Receives Patriot Award

CDS Monarch President/CEO, Sankar Sewnauth, was presented with the prestigious Patriot Award by the Rochester chapter of the ESGR (Employer Support of



Serve. Honor. Support. Symposium

Warrior Salute™, a service of CDS Monarch, along with the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation, Nazareth College Office of Veterans' Affa



Staff Highlight: Lisa Entz

Lisa Entz has worked overnights at the Harris Road residence since she first began at CDS Monarch five years ago, with the exception of the three week



Growing Without Walls

On September 3rd, the Creative Arts Program Without Walls and the Inclusion group from Webster Creative Opportunities merged to create a new, larger W



Special Olympics Bocce Champs

On Sunday, September 22nd the Special Olympics Super Regional Bocce Tournament was held at the Tacolana Club in Rome, New York. There were teams from



Staff Highlight: Colleen Freeman

Colleen has been an LPN with CDS Monarch for 16 years, starting out at Perinton and then moving to Blended Creative Opportunities when the Wolf Life T



Consolidated Supports & Services

Consolidated Supports and Services (CSS) is an OPWDD Home and Community Based Services waiver self-directed service option that empowers people with d



September 11th Memorial Trail Run

On Wednesday, September 11th, members of Warrior Salute joined with Team Red White and Blue to participate in a trail run in memory of fallen local he



In Remembrance of 9/11

Today let us take the time as Americans, to come together and remember those who lost their lives on 9/11, and honor those who put themselves on the l