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How Two Women Changed the World for Special Children and Their Families

Jul 10 2023

Jenine Shwekey and Chaya Bender are the founders and directors of The Special Children’s Center.

The Center, as it is affectionately known, is full of laughter, learning, and love. Founded by Jeanine and Chaya in 1996, it has grown into a pillar of support and a lifeline for countless children and their families across the tri-state area.

The Center provides around-the-clock respite services throughout the year. The Center’s special education staff runs therapeutic programs, and hundreds of volunteers join forces to help others feel whole.