Who Is SpecialTees?
Special Tees is the original, first of it’s kind business, and Staten island’s largest print shop, dedicated to the employment of individuals with various disabilities. 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 people to work, and so Special Tees was born. But over the next 25 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.