When a special child is born, the entire family is affected. The special child, parents, and siblings face enormous physical and emotional challenges. Thankfully, these families are not alone, The Special Children’s Center is there for them every step of their arduous journey. Chaya Bender and Jenine Shwekey have created an infrastructure of deep love and professional care that many communities have been following.
The Center is currently servicing over 750 families in New Jersey, Brooklyn and Five Towns, providing daily and overnight respite, educational programming, agricultural vocational training, residential services, and case management services. As Chaya and Jenine say, “Their needs are our needs; their pain is our pain. Their triumphs are our triumphs. And they know that we are their extended family–for life.”