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Who Is SpecialTees?
Special Tees is a not for profit business located in Staten Island, New York. More than clever wordplay, the name Special Tees reflects a workforce made up almost exclusively of people with mental health problems. You see Special Tees was originally designed as a work program for the mentally impaired. With a grant from the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, they wanted to start a business that would put patients to work, and so Special Tees was born. But over the next 20 years, Special Tees turned into a successful business operation.
A Division of Community Resources
One of the New York City area’s largest and most experienced voluntary, not-profit, comprehensive service providers for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and/or a mental health diagnosis.