People supported, staff, board members and members of the community gathered together on Wednesday, September 27th to celebrate the one-year anniversary of ADAPT of the Hudson Valley (ADAPT HV). The celebration commemorates ADAPT Community Network’s expansion into the Hudson Valley and our ability to extend our world class services to Orange, Rockland, and Sullivan Counties, continuing to provide comprehensive quality support and services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
ADAPT of the Hudson Valley, formerly known as Crystal Run Village, Inc. (CRVI) provides supportive living, community habilitation, day habilitation, case management, supported employment, supervised residences, behavioral support, and other programs and services to the Hudson Valley area. The celebratory event took place at their headquarters in Middletown, NY.
The event kicked off with speeches from ADAPT and ADAPT HV leadership, beginning with Edward Matthews, CEO of ADAPT Community Network.
“The board members at CRVI trusted us with moving forward,” Matthews said. “They trusted us with the care of their loved ones.. Matthews continued, “And for that, not only are we grateful, we’re forever in your debt. Because it was in that trust and the welcoming of your community that we are standing here today, celebrating the anniversary of ADAPT of the Hudson Valley.”
Matthews introduced Michael Horodyski, Chair of the ADAPT HV Board. Horodyski is the President and CEO of Wallkill Valley Federal Savings and Loans Bank and joined ADAPT HV as the board’s chair a year ago. He also thanked Maksym Lider, Deputy Director of the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), and the rest of the regional OPWDD staff for allowing ADAPT’s expansion outside of New York City.
After ADAPT and ADAPT HV executives and board members gave their remarks, a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Orange County Chamber of Commerce was held at the building’s entrance. The celebration was free and open to the community and included outdoor games, coffee and ice cream vendors, and an art station, and several ADAPT HV staff and people supported stopped by to enjoy the festivities.
“We’re fortunate to have this partnership, we’re fortunate to have the DSPs that we have,” Horodyski said. “I think we are ready to take off and do some great things.”