Keon Center

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Our 6th Annual Charity Golf Outing is Here!
Get the details for The Keon Center's 6th Annual Charity Golf Event.


You can make a donation to Keon Center at any time by clicking the Donate button to the right. Donations are greatly appreciated and help us to continue our important work in the community.


Starting July 1st we will offer Community-Based Pre-Voc Services for current and new consumers. Programing will take place in-community at various training sites under the direction of a life skill coach.


Pathways to Employment Services have begun at Keon which will help interested consumers to determine individualized plans that will reflect personal interests in employment goals to experience a variety of employment opportunities that will aid in determining future employment tracks.


Bill Melville was recently honored by the Hendrick Hudson Lions Club at The Beekman Golf Club for his 37 years of service at the Keon Center. The Lions Club presented a check for $500.00 to the Center.  




The Keon Center Inc.
2 John Walsh Blvd.
Peekskill, NY 10566

Phone: 914-737-6980
Fax: 914-737-7253

Supported Employment (SEMP)


Types of Employment:

Individual Placement - A consumer is placed in a job within the community which best suits his or her abilities and preferences.  Training is provided by a Job Coach. As the employee gains skills and confidence, the job coach gradually spends less time at the worksite and is eventually replaced by a Case Manager.

Enclave - A group of consumers (generally 2-5) working in a community business or industry, while receiving full-time training, supervision, and support by a Job Coach. In an enclave, individuals may be assigned separate tasks and the group may be dispersed throughout the jobsite.

Our Supported Employment Staff Consists of:

Job Coaches:  People who are hired to provide specialized on-site training to assist the consumer with learning and performing the job and adjusting to the work environment. These individuals also provide transportation to job sites and provide oversight and supervision to consumers while working in an enclave or mobile work crew.

Case Managers:  People who are hired to provide complete oversight of the consumer in all aspects of their employment needs (i.e. completing 6-month service plans, monthly worksite visits, providing or arranging Job Coaching if necessary, maintaining contact with employer(s), family/caregiver, medical professionals and Medicaid Service Coordinator workers if applicable).

Are you an employer looking to hire an individual with a developmental disability? Tax incentives are available. Read more here...

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Dennis Keon

This Site is Dedicated
to the Memory of
Dennis Keon.


Dennis was one of our original consumers, and we had the pleasure of sharing his life for over 50 years.


Dennis' family were pioneers. They raised Dennis at home and he truly became an active part of the community. We are named after Dennis' father who was instrumental in giving us the brick & mortar of our first school.


While we have grown over the years from a school to an agency now serving disabled adults in a variety of programs, we have maintained the Keon name to honor the efforts put forth by Dennis' family in fostering the dream of community living and reaching goals that at the time seemed unreachable.


We are truly blessed for all that Dennis gave over the years. He will always be with us.


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