All 2020 Community Events Cancelled

As part of our commitment to keeping the people we support and our community supporters safe, we have made the tough decision to cancel all in-person events for the remainder of 2020.

This includes our 15th Annual Golf Tournament, previously scheduled for August 15th.

If you have any questions about future events, feel free to reach out to us at rfrisch@oswegoind.org.


Phased Reopening of Program to Start

We have been filled with gratitude by the support we’ve seen from our community throughout the pandemic.

After careful planning and consideration, we are ready to take the first step in reopening our programs. We will begin by resuming programming in our Site-Based Day Habilitation, Community-Based Day Habilitation, and Community Habilitation Services using a phased in approach over the next several months.

Our services will look different than they did in March with a number of safety precautions in place, including smaller groups and symptom screening. We are also asking families to assist directly with transportation if they are able.

If you would like specific information about our safety plans, please contact the Compliance Officer at cprior@arcoswego.org. You can also provide feedback and ideas by emailing oncall@oswegoind.org.


15th Annual Golf Tournament Rescheduled

Due to concerns related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we have rescheduled our 15th Annual Golf Tournament and Clam Bake to Saturday, August 15th at 8AM, happening at Battle Island in Fulton.

We still have availability for sponsors and golf teams, so be sure to come out and support a great cause with a great time!

Learn more about sponsorship. For customized sponsorship opportunities, contact Rebekkah Frisch.

Sign up your golf team.


Get ready for #GivingTuesdayNow

This Tuesday, May 5, has been declared #GivingTuesdayNow as part of the unprecedented global need arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Why support Oswego Industries?

Kevin delivering donated face masks to Catholic Charities of FultonWe are working hard to produce PPE that will help first responders and other essential workers stay safe in the fight against COVID-19. Our habilitation services are also continuing, with staff members providing much-needed supports in their own homes, in the homes of people with disabilities, and–where it is possible and safe–in the community.

You can support Oswego Industries with an online donation or by ordering face masks from us.

Learn more about the people behind Giving Tuesday here.

Donate today.


Tell Congress #WeAreEssential

Congress must account for the needs of people with disabilities, their family caregivers, and the direct support professional (DSP) workforce in the next coronavirus relief legislation – there is so much at stake. Contact your Members of Congress now!    

People with disabilities are particularly at risk for the health and economic impacts of COVID-19 that are currently facing the entire country. Because people with disabilities are more likely to have underlying health conditions and live in poverty, they will be disproportionately impacted and need ongoing support to maintain a safe, healthy lifestyle.

Ask your Member of Congress to pass a bill that addresses the specific and critical needs of people with disabilities during this pandemic, including:

  • Funding for a Medicaid grant program to support access to home and community-based services (which will minimize the risk of people with disabilities being forced into institutions) and to support the DSP workforce.
  • Adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect the health and safety of direct support professionals. DSPs must be designated as an essential workforce so that they have access to the PPE and medical supplies they need.
  • Paid leave for caregivers. As more people with disabilities face gaps in their usual sources of care, family caregivers are scrambling and need access to paid leave and sick days to help their loved ones.
  • Help for people on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to access Recovery Rebates. People with disabilities on SSI are being asked to file needless paperwork in order to access economic stimulus payments. Congress should tell federal agencies to use their existing authority to share data and file for people on SSI.

Day Programming to temporarily close starting on 3/17 at 5 p.m.

In an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) has directed all day service providers– including Oswego Industries– to temporarily suspend operations of day programs beginning today, March 17, at 5 p.m.

At Oswego Industries, these closures include Without Walls Day Habilitation, Group Day Habilitation, and Pre-Vocational Services. Oswego Industries’ Community Habilitation program and Production contracts will continue during this closure unless otherwise directed by Federal, State, or Local entities.

If you need support during this trying time, email oncall@oswegoind.org and we will work to identify alternative solutions.


OI Inclusive 5k Postponed

At this time, the OI Inclusive 5k has been postponed due to concerns over coronavirus. The health and safety of our community is of the utmost concern in this trying time.

We will provide updates on when the event may be rescheduled as soon as we can.

Thank you for supporting Oswego Industries.


5k Kick-Off Event at the Brass Lantern

Join us at the Brass Lantern Bar & Grill on Saint Patrick’s Day from 4:30 to 6:30 for an Irish-style kick-off party for our upcoming OI Inclusive 5k!

Sign up for the 5k in person at this special event and we will waive the $3 online registration fee.

Plus, you’ll have the chance to win big with a 50/50 and gift basket raffle… all while sampling delicious OI-themed menu specials! 10% of all proceeds will be donated to Oswego Industries.

OI Inclusive 5k Road Race Kick Off

When: St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Where: The Brass Lantern Bar and Grill, 324 W. Broadway, Fulton, NY

Why: Support Oswego Industries and our inaugural OI Inclusive 5k!

For more information, give us a call at 315-598-3108.


Look for us at Mexico High School’s Community Connection Event

Mexico High School is hosting its 2nd Community Connection Event on March 28 from 9AM to 1PM. Visit our booth, co-hosted with The Arc of Oswego County, to learn more about our services, talk with people who work here, and even take away some cool swag!

Where: Mexico High School at 3338 Main Street, Mexico, NY

When: March 28, 9AM to 1PM

Learn more.


Novelis Chooses Oswego Industries to Receive $1,250 Donation

We’re excited to announce that Novelis has chosen Oswego Industries as a recipient of their 12 Days of Giving Program. They’ve donated $1,250 to our agency, which we will use to continue our Workshop Transformation Plan.

According to Igor Kasovski, director of operations at Oswego Industries, “The timing of the donation couldn’t have been better. As we move forward in 2020, we will be improving our capabilities in delivering key products and services to our current and new customers. This will create more work opportunities for people with disabilities. Novelis’ donation provides a great start for us in acquiring the needed funding to meet our goals.”

Thank you Novelis!

Read the press release on iHeartOswego.