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Face Masks for People with Developmental Disabilities

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YAI is seeking volunteers to sew cotton face masks for the people we support and our staff. YAI supports over 20,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Right now, we urgently need masks for our clinical services as well as our residences and programs.

Masks should be mailed to:

Attn: Masks
220 East 42nd Street, Eighth floor
New York, NY 10017

To learn how to make a mask check out the resources below by clicking "Read More".

We would love to see you in action while you are constructing the mask! Feel free to tag us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter @yainetwork, use #yainevercloses, or email pictures to communications@yai.org.

How to Make a Mask Links:





Not crafty? You can still help support YAI's frontline staff in keeping programs operating safely and successfully by contributing to the YAI COVID Emergency Fund at www.yai.org/covidemergencyfund

We appreciate you taking the time to help ensure the safety of our YAI family!

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220 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017, US

Mission Statement

YAI is a network of agencies offering children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities a comprehensive range of services. YAI is committed to seeing beyond disability, providing opportunities for people to live, love, work, and learn in their communities.


Founded in 1957, YAI remains at the forefront of an extraordinary movement aimed at empowering the people we support and their families. YAI’s workforce of more than 4,000 employees provides a comprehensive range of services and supports, including supportive housing, education, medical, dental, and mental health care, job training, community integration, and social enrichment for more than 20,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout downstate New York and northern New Jersey.

Crisis Support
Emergency & Safety


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This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Disaster Response
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  • Healthcare
  • Sewing
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Safety & Disaster Education





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