CES Advocate - Community Entry Services

CES Advocate
Community Entry Services is a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit Wyoming organization
Building Community, Changing Lives
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
CES board member T.R.
Pierce, who’s been involved
since the early 90’s, feels it’s a
vital part of Jackson’s
“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
“Having CES here lets
people with special needs call
Jackson home, just like all of
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.
CES Friends and Supporters
307 Financial
Bev Andrews
Antler Inn Motel/Clarene & Creed Law
Deidre Ashley
Dora Babione*
Bailey Enterprises/Mike & June Bailey
Brian & Twila Ballard
Pilar Bass
Jannet Bath
Senator & Mrs. Eli Bebout
B2 Wyoming Inc./Dessie Bebout
Roni Becker
Mr. & Mrs. Merton Bell
Petie Bennett
Alice Bever
Big Horn Divide & Wyoming Railroad
Big West Oil Field Services/Brett Watson
Blue Spruce Cleaners
BNSF Railway Foundation
Bob's Truck Repair/Bob Lynch
Carl & Karla Bollinger
Carol Ann Bowers & Mike Kraft
Matt Braga
Anthony & Linda Brooks/
The Brooks Foundation
Chad Brown
Jim & Susan Butts
Kathy Cachelin*
Wendy Carlson-Koll
Casey's Country Day Care/Casey Brown
Katherine Chapman
Raymond & Linda Charles
Malinda Chouinard
Jo Anne Clay
Justin Clyde/Clyde Consulting
Diana Crippen
Terry David
Jean, Anna & Tim Day
Dealers Electric
Devon Energy
Rose Dickie
Vince Dolbow
David & Sarah Doll
Bill & Patti Drui
Edward Jones Investments/Wade Green
David & Tara Ellerstein
Denny Emory & Liza the dog
Encana Corporation
Darcy Englert
Bret Evans
Farmer’s Insurance Group
Federal Auto Recycling
John & Alice Finley
First Interstate Bank
Fremont Motors
Fremont County
Mary Geick
Lynda German
Margaret Gilday
Joseph E Giovanini
Mary Gordon
James Gores & Associates, PC
Grand Teton Eye & Optical
Evelyn Griffin
Sandra Guido, in memory of
Karen Colclough
Hague’s Auto Body
Leland Hallett*
Dr. Hannaney
Douglas Henderson
Hal Herron**
High Mountain Jerky/Kimberly Hummel
Home Source Realty, Inc./George Piplica
Brad & Brit Hoyt
Lisa Larson-Hoyt
Inberg-Miller Engineers
Intermountain Electric
JACE Water Service/Jerry Warren
Jackson Hole Sci Investigations, Inc./
Carolyn & John Daily
City of Jackson
Karen Jerger & Chuck Harris
Karl M. Johnson Foundation, Inc./Rita
Pete & Jeanie Karns
Ronald & Maxine Kiehn
Mary Killsontop
Gerald & Diana Kitchen
Richard & Echo Klaproth
Richard & Mary Lou Klene
Jane Davis-Kusek & Charles Kusek/
Kusek Charitable Fund
Kusels Home Furnishings
Becky Lancaster
Lander District Recreation Board
Kirk & Kim Lane
Alisa & Frank Lane**
Jason & Jennifer Lee, in honor of
Bill and Sue Lee
Leda & Warren Lester
Mark Long
Howard Macey*
William & Sharon Macy
Faith & Mike May MBS, LLC
Holly McCollister/
Paul & Esther McCollister Fund
Charles & Joanne McFarland
Gordon Meadow
Dr. Menefee/Riverton Dental Center
Anne & Ken Metzler
Mary Ann Millis
Travis Moffat**
Wade Moore & Stacy Whitman Moore
Moss Dentistry
Phyllis & Manny Muniz**
Robert & Virginia Nagy
Sis Nelson*
Colleen Nelson
Rod & Anne Newcomb/
American Avalanche Institute
Tom & Nancy Ninneman
Mason Nojonen
Nu-Kleen Cleaning Service
William & Julie Obering
Kim Oberlie*
Monica Overly
Francesca Paolucci-Rice & Richard Rice
Claire & Glen Perrin
Leslie Petersen & Hank Phibbs II
* Staff
** Board Member
T.R. Pierce**
Dorothy Pierson*
Plains Flooring
Clifford Poindexter & Rebecca Smith
Gloria Polis
Mike Popeck*
The Print Shop/Travis Becker
Process Systems International
Mike & Marianne Pryor
Rudolph Ramelli
Reddon, Koehn & Assoc. CPA’s PC
Betty Reinertson
Rendezvous Medical
Chuck & Smokey Rhea
Dr. Eric Ridgway**
Riverton Tire & Oil
Riverton Recreation Board
Tom & Peny Rogers
Martin & Raylene Scholtens
Theo & LeeAnn Schuff/
Fish Creek Veterinary Clinic
Elizabeth ""Flicka"" Scott Fund
Mark & Nancy Sehnert/Sehnert Systems
John Shade
Kimball Shields*
Laura & Dan Shirvin
Jamey Siameh
Sallie Smith*
Mona Sobieski
Betty Sorenson**
Fred & Jeanie Staehr
State Farm Insurance
Michael & Jennifer Stauth
Arlene Steinert
Kelvin & Nancy Stirn
Stitches Embroidery
Edward & Roberta Taylor
Tegeler & Associates
Allan and Frances Tessler/
Allan & Frances Tessler Fund
Teton Athletic Club
Teton Motors/David & Beth Auge
Teton Therapy, PC
Teton County
Kenneth & Barbara Thomasma
Daniel S. 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
2441 Peck Avenue
Riverton, WY 82501
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
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.