New Year Party

On January 17, 2020 Innovative Resources for Independence (IRI) celebrated the new year by acknowledging our team members (our most valuable assets) with a dynamite party. A great time was had by all. In attendance were members of the board of directors and our executive staff and close to 200 team members who took time to come and celebrate together. Special thanks to Ana Koessler, Director of Social Services and Community Engagement; Lina Saray, Director of Human Resources and her team (Kathy, Jonathan, Denese, Melissa, and Nicole) and Sophia Lulgjuray, Assistant Director of Social Services who planned the event together and made sure everyone had a good time. Orbin Lewis, Day Habilitation manager and DJ extraordinaire provided music that kept everyone on the dance floor. Finally, there were many terrific raffle prizes; all donated by Dr. Scott Springer; one of our board members. See you next year.

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Activities & Events

    2019 DSP Appreciation Week

    IRI's commitment to being a preferred employer begins by appreciating our team members for their dedication and tireless efforts in ensuring that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities live the best lives that they are able with whatever supports are needed. These supports begin and end with our Direct Support Professionals without whom we could not achieve our mission and goals. We thank these team members who are the backbone of IRI and appreciate them for what they do every day. But this month we (the board of directors at IRI and the leadership team) took special care to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of our DSPs with a series of events throughout the week of September 8-14. Our DSPs were invited to participate in special breakfasts, relaxation massages, raffles and our grand DSP recognition event. We specially celebrated 16 people whose work anniversary with IRI ranged between 27 years and 15 years by having an incredible extravaganza where all our Direct Support Staff were truly the stars. We laughed, we ate, we danced and played games; and had a good time with each other. Again, thank you for all you do every day. We are proud to be your team members. Pictures are worth a thousand words, take a look.

Innovative Resources for Independence is formerly Independence Residences, Inc.

112-40 Francis Lewis Blvd., Queens Village, NY 11429
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