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Shanice L.

Shanice Lewis completed the CGS Pet Care Technician Program in May of 2013. Training includes an internship to apply skills learned and Shanice Interned at Bide-a-wee, a premier animal welfare organization in New York. Shanice did such good work at Bide-a-wee that not only did they hire her, they put her in the Bide-a-wee annual report! "Read More...

52 Broadway 4th Floor
New York, NY 10004
t / 212.577.5512   f / 212.577.5517


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CGS Launches GoFundMe Page

This year we are looking to raise $2,500 to provide interview attire and transportation for
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CGS is now offering a new Work Readiness Program geared to Youth Employment Services

We are proud to announce our new and improved Work Readiness program. CGS now offers
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CGS was awarded a Balancing Incentive Grant and is now offering a new program entitled Enhanced Support Services

We are proud to announce we are now accepting applicants for our new program... Enhanced
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Who We Are

About Us

Who We Are

Contemporary Guidance Services, Inc. (CGS) operates Vocational Training Programs and Adult Day Services in the New York metropolitan area. Our goal is to develop each individual’s full potential and to promote independence.

Our Vocational Training Programs and licensed Career Training Center:

  • Use a comprehensive rehabilitation approach that combines intensive training and practice. Our programs focus on practical job skills within specific careers such as Child Care, Custodial Care, Pet Care Technician and Office & Computer Technology.
  • CGS also offers less intensive Work Readiness training programs which concentrate in industries such as Retail, Food Service & Office/Clerical services.

A vital part of every participant's training is the Work Experience Internship:

  • CGS collaborates with a wide variety of community businesses to provide our participants with relevant workplace experience in their future field.
  • Upon successful completion of one of our vocational training programs, CGS graduates have the assistance of our Training Instructors and Employment Specialists to help them find competitive employment in their field of study.
  • Our Adult Day Services Programs:

    • Offers a variety of programs including pre-vocational and educational instruction, supported employment, community volunteer work and recreational activities.
    • CGS partners with a wide array of community organizations and businesses to establish innovative opportunities for our participants to develop true vocational skills within an inclusive, real world setting.

    CGS provides comprehensive case management through Medicaid Services Coordination [MSC]:

    • To help individuals and their families access community resources such as recreational, educational and social activities, medical and counseling services, as well as assistance in negotiating the public benefits system.
    • The “circle of support” facilitated by a MSC helps the individual to participate actively in a truly inclusive community life.

    CGS offers a School Holiday Respite Program [SHRP]:

    • That offers social and recreational activities to young adults [ages 14 to 21] with special needs on the 20 days each year when New York City Public Schools are closed.
    • This program offers an array of safe, supervised, age-appropriate activities for the students.

    Contemporary Guidance Services, Inc.
    52 Broadway 4th Floor, New York, NY 10004
    t / 212.577.5512  f / 212.577.5517

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