Still Connected: An Eden II Programs Update
A Letter From the Deputy Executive Director
Dear Eden II Friends & Families,

I can’t share specific stories because of privacy obligations, but I can share that in 30 years of working for Eden II, I have always had deep respect for so many amazing Direct Support Professionals. I am honestly blown away by the level of dedication, compassion, concern, and love being shown day in and day out for the individuals with autism our agency serves.

We have launched a campaign to benefit those staff who are working directly with our participants in our residences or in the homes of our families now during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are trying to raise funds to support those doing some of the most difficult frontline work. Hopefully at least enough so they can replace some of their bleach-solution-wrecked clothes from the past few weeks. And also...just so they know people know what they are doing, quietly and professionally and humbly, in group homes and family homes, and that we are all so very grateful for it.

If you are in a position to do so, please consider making a donation today by clicking here or visiting our Facebook fundraising page below.


Eileen Hopkins, Ph.D.
Deputy Executive Director
Andrew working on his art.
Michael getting his chores done!
Vincent working hard on his lessons at home.
Eber whips up a yummy treat while working on his Activities of Daily Living (ADLs).
Sean showing off his artwork. Beautiful job, Sean!
Brianna ready to begin her lessons for the day!
Donate Supplies or Funds Today!
Our residential staff are working around the clock to take care of our participants, and are doing an amazing job! We currently have supplies for all of our locations that need them, but with a surge in demand, we are being proactive and looking to increase our current supply. If you or someone you know have any of the following items available to donate, please contact to arrange a dropoff.

N95 face masks
Loop masks
Powder free exam gloves
Medical isolation gowns
Chemical splash goggles
Hand sanitizer
Hand sanitizer wipes
Surface sanitizer wipes
Clorox bleach
Disinfectant spray

Thank you to those who have generously donated PPE for our staff:

Amy Bellisano
Denise Bianchi
Brooklyn Home Foundation
Joe Caldarera
Stephanie Cassas
Dr. Ryan Galligan
Dr. Jane Howard
Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis
Randy McArthur
Joe  McCormack
Medtrak Rx
Staten Island Elected Officials
Staten Island Glove & Safety
Westpoint Home
Woodbridge Center
Oscar Valera
Amazon Smile is a free and easy way to help support Eden II. Simply select Eden II as the charity of your choice, and Amazon will donate a percentage of every purchase made back to Eden II when you shop through Amazon Smile. Click here to select Eden II.