CDS Monarch Blog

CDS Monarch's Impact on Rochester Community

How does the future look for the Greater Rochester Region? Tune in every Saturday morning at 10 am -- on WHAM 1180-- for Eyes on the Future, a live, h



Spreading Holiday Cheer

 The Families in Need committee and Family Support Services staff were joined by a great team of community volunteers on December 7th for o Short



CDS Monarch Receives $2.9 Million Dollars to Build New Affordable Senior Living Housing

CDS Monarch has been awarded $2.9 million dollars to open a new affordable senior living project, for seniors, people with intellectual and developmen



Staff Highlight: Aubrey Flynn

Aubrey Flynn has worked with people with developmental disabilities for seven years, the past two of those at CDS Monarch. In her role as a Medicaid S



Fall Health & Wellness Fair

At the recent Fall Health & Wellness Fair, held at the Wolf Life Transitions Center, there were 15 vendors, 110 attendees and lots of healthy fun



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