CES Advocate Community Entry Services is a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit Wyoming organization Building Community, Changing Lives 1975-2015 Margie has called CES home since 1978. As CES celebrates its 40th anniversary, we look back on our early days. Social worker Gary Hudson was still fresh out of college when he saw the need for everyone, regardless of their disabilities, to live as independently as possible. He knew that your families, your neighbors, and your friends would be helped by having people with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injury be a part of your communities. In 1975, he started Community Entry Services with his basement as his office. That was alright though, since he was out in the community seven days a week. He reached out to families who wanted to have their children be as independent as possible and make their own life choices. He found a home for CES in 1977, and one year later he and his team were helping more than 100 people in Jackson, Riverton, and Lander. Then in 1991, CES led the path by giving people with traumatic brain injuries special care. Now other organizations are modeling ours. CES has seen the growing need for care in your communities. It now serves 260 people with 220 staff. It is one of the largest in Wyoming and one of the most respected. Visionary Gary Hudson died in 2006, and he would be proud of how CES is dedicated to being a leader and advocate for helping your community. No matter the challenges and unstable funding, we are committed to serving your families, your neighbors, and your friends for another 40 years. “If you know our clients but don’t know CES, then we’ve been successful.” “Before CES came to Jackson, there weren’t many resources for adults who had developmental disabilities,” says Smokey Rhea, one of the early directors of the Jackson program. It currently helps 25 people in Jackson. Now a Teton County Commissioner, Rhea remembers when special needs children in Jackson received services from birth until they were 21, but when they became adults there were no similar services. "In order to get the crucial services they needed for their children with developmental disabilities they had to move or send their child to a program outside of Teton County and away from community and family support." Board of Directors Hal Herron, Chairman - Riverton Travis Moffat, Vice Chairman Lander Eric Ridgway, M.D., Secretary Riverton Dick Woods, Treasurer Riverton Frank Lane - Jackson Phyllis Muniz - Lander T. R. Pierce - Jackson Betty Sorenson - Lander Carlton Underwood - Fort Washakie CES board member T.R. Pierce, who’s been involved since the early 90’s, feels it’s a vital part of Jackson’s community. “Many people don’t even know about CES,” he says. But its goal is to be a hidden support system. “If you know our clients but don’t know CES, then we’ve been successful.” Rhea agrees. “Clients work here in town at places like Blue Spruce Laundry, the Virginian, and McDonalds. They go to the library just like I do. They have fun at the Rec Center and go skiing.” “Having CES here lets people with special needs call Jackson home, just like all of us.” Jackson clients enjoy participating in many community activities . Festival of Trees A Special Thank You to all the people and businesses who contributed to our successful event. 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Travsky Rick & Linda Treese Carlton Underwood** Barbara & Larry Van Genderen Vincent Financial Services Beth Watts* Rob Werner/Jackson Temp Services Richard & Linda Wheeler/ Wheeler Family Foundation Anita Wilson* The K Wilson Family Foundation Wanda Wilson Wind River Hotel & Casino Dick Woods** Wyoming Community Bank Wyoming Title Services/Kim Larson Garth & Bobby Yeates/ Yeates Construction Gina Zertuche* Mike Zirbel Community Entry Services NON-PROFIT U.S. POSTAGE 2441 Peck Avenue Riverton, WY 82501 www.ces-usa.com PAID RIVERTON, WY PERMIT NO. 51 Providing services in Casper, Jackson, Lander and Riverton since 1975 Spring 2015 CES is a 501(c)(3), private nonprofit Wyoming Corporation. “With Your help, Amy has a job” “I started with CES in 2000,” says Amy. Now 35, Amy came to CES’s Jackson site right after graduating from high school when she was 19. “Mom wanted me to come here, not me,” she remembers. “But if I hadn’t come, I wouldn’t be able to have a job.” Born with Down Syndrome, Amy relies on her case manager and vocational trainer to be able to live as independently as possible and be employed. She worked for the Jackson State Bank for ten years and now splits her time between Blue Spruce and High Country Linens. She’s excited that she’ll be able to work at Jackson’s Vertical Harvest Greenhouse as soon as it’s complete. A familiar face in Jackson, Amy glows with pride as she says, “A lot of people know me, but they don’t know CES.” She now shares an apartment with three other CES clients, but her goal is to live on her own, with just daily supervision from CES. Her challenge for that to happen is to be able to take care of her medical needs, such as medicine for her thyroid, by herself. “I think she can do it,” says program director Lindsay Long.
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