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Open House and Ribbon Cutting!!

Come celebrate a new TURN Community Services Art Center in Orem!

Studio Learning and Art Center

1754 S. State St. Orem

Thursday, March 9th 11:00am to 2:00pm

Drop in anytime between 11 and 2 for lunch, live music, and demonstrations

Ribbon Cutting at noon, featuring local civic leaders and Royalty!

 

 
 

Join the “TURN Family” by donating $10 or more during #LoveUTGiveUT, March 1st-30th at https://loveutgiveut.razoo.com/story/Turn-Community-Services!!! It takes a village and we need your help! These are the amazing things you’ll be a part of…

  • Providing critical and innovative services for people with intellectual disabilities including autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, etc.
  • Serving some of the most socially and economically vulnerable people in Utah’s population.
  • Continuing TURN’s legacy of embracing people with disabilities into our communities. Founded in 1973 by parents of children with disabilities who were seeking community alternatives to institutionalization, TURN’s services enable people to be as independent and engaged in their communities of choice, a human right everyone deserves. We serve more that 760 people daily in 15 counties throughout Utah!
  • Providing a wide variety of quality services to fit the individual needs of each participant. These include residential services, employment services, day programs emphasizing education, art, and health, respite summer camps, counseling services, family support, respite care, and host homes.
  • Helping “TURN Dreams into Reality”. We accomplish our mission by supporting people with disabilities to live, work, learn, and play in their communities.

Join the “TURN Family” and help us continue our work!

 

 

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Maureen Henrie – Direct Support Professional (10 years)

I am Maureen Henrie and I work at the St George day program. In the last 10 years, I have seen the program grow from 13 to 30 plus clients. In the last year and a half, I witnessed the opening of the Red Hills Art Center and supported employment expand and the Turn office move to a new building. In all the years, I have seen many staff move on and some move into management.

I have learned to understand and have the tools to help and teach the clients from all the training

classes that are offered. It has been rewarding to see how excited the clients get when they get to go out in the community and enjoy bowling, the rec center and other activities, these activities help them achieve their goals and make them happy.

I feel blessed to be able to work with these special people and be their friend. And the great staff I work with who put their heart and soul into helping, loving and caring. I will work as long as I am able to.

 

Mary Lee – Administrative Assistant, St. George (5 years)

My favorite part of working for TURN Community Services has been being able to be a coach for the Special Olympics. Working with the individuals that we serve to help them hone their athletic skills is a fun way to build lasting relationships with them, and then watching the pride and joy in their eyes when they win a medal is beyond compare.

I have worked in Services for TURN for the past 5 years and am currently one of the Administrative Assistants in the St. George, Utah office. I have many responsibilities in this role, but what I enjoy the most is the training of the new employees where, once again, I get to build new relationships while teaching important information and skills to help them succeed in our programs. This is the best job I have ever had and I plan to be with TURN until I retire…in a decade or two….

Kaitlyn Pahl – Program Assistant (5 years)

Jennifer Wood – Direct Support Professional (5 years)

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