Sunday, August 5, 2012

Appeal for Sinergia's Nurses

Dear Friends and Families of Sinergia:

Sinergia has served people with disabilities and their families for 36 years. Our initial educational advocacy services for children with disabilities evolved through the years into multi services that include residential and nursing services for persons with cognitive disabilities. We provide multiple services yearly to over 2000 underserved persons with disabilities and their families who come from some of the most distressed communities in New York City.

Over two years ago Sinergia moved to its present space located at the cross roads of East and Central Harlem. The challenging and complex needs of children and adults with disabilities have placed a great demand on our services at a time of deep fiscal cuts because of the difficult economic conditions. Nowhere has this been most evident than in the provision of our nursing services.

Our nurses provide comprehensive nursing care and coordination of medical services to individuals with intellectual and multiple disabilities, as well as provide staff training in medication administration, CPR, and First Aid to our staff.  We are expanding our nursing services to accommodate the increasing demand for services. The new Nursing Center will be on the 2nd floor of our existing main site which is located on the 3rd and 4th floor of 2082 Lexington Avenue. Therefore we are making this special appeal to you to help us equip our nursing center with furniture, shelving and equipment so that our nurses can enhance the provision of excellent, quality services to people with intellectual disabilities. In addition, the separate exam room will afford privacy and dignity to the people we serve.

Sinergia’s nurses are unsung heroes who are deeply committed to the individuals with disabilities whom they serve. They care for individuals who reside in our certified homes, some with complex medical issues and terminal illness, in addition to their intellectual disabilities. They oversee the coordination of medical care with numerous health providers for participants in our residential and Day Habilitation Programs, as well as develop an assessment of children in our Homeless shelter and those who attend our respite programs. Most recently they have joined the team that serves young mothers with cognitive disabilities and make homes visits to oversee nursing care for infants and babies in our Healthy Families project. Our heroes truly deserve a new nursing center.

This year we did not hold a special gala or event, so that all donations through this special appeal will be used exclusively to equip and furnish our nursing center.  We hope you will be generous and contribute to the best of your ability.  Any and all donations will be appreciated. 

Donors over $5,000 will have a plaque with their names prominently displayed in the Nursing Center. Sponsors/Donors contributing over $10,000 will have the option of naming the Nursing Center in their honor. Please send donations to:
Sinergia, Inc. 2082 Lexington Ave., 4th floor
New York, NY 10035

Please call or email me at if you wish further information. Sinergia’s Board of Directors and Executive Director thank you for your interest and consideration of this appeal. Attached you will find a list of the items that your donations may purchase.


Myrta Cuadra-Lash
Executive Director

Len Torres, Ed.D.
President, Board of Directors

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