Growing with The Foundling


Meet Sashoi – for 18 years, she has devoted her professional career to helping people with developmental disabilities live their best lives. With the support of The Foundling, she has continually worked to further pursue her calling – helping people grow and thrive on their own paths to strength and stability.

“The history and values are what have kept me at The Foundling. For 150 years, The Foundling has helped people be the best they can be, regardless of background or abilities. I’ve been proud to uphold these values in my career,” Sashoi says.

Sashoi joined The Foundling in 2001 as a Direct Support Professional, working with people living in a Foundling residence in the Bronx. There, she found incredible fulfillment in helping those in her care reach their full potential. That passion compelled her to complete a nursing degree while working at The Foundling. Today, Sashoi is Vice President of Nursing in our Developmental Disabilities Division.

Sashoi 2Inspired every day by the people she serves, Sashoi is excited about the person-centered approach that the Developmental Disabilities Division has implemented in recent years. Through this framework, our caring staff works to help each program participant achieve their individual goals, develop independence, and thrive within their community.

NancyThis approach means that people like Nancy, a DD resident that completed our Employment program and now works for The Foundling , can achieve a degree of independence they never thought possible.

It means that twins Kenneth and Keith, who have severe developmental and physical disabilities, have the support to learn new life skills and transcend expectations.

At The Foundling, our mission and values drive the important work we do – and our impact is only made possible by the help of our devoted staff, the strength of the people we serve, and our committed supporters.

This holiday season, please consider making a donation to help continue this important work. With your support, we can help others like Nancy, Kenneth, and Keith reach their full potential.

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