Day Program 2Day Programs Change Reality

“Three years ago we were experiencing great difficulties with our son, Spencer. It became apparent that it was necessary to change his day services–that was when we were introduced to Turn Community Services. They worked diligently with us and Spencer [during his transition to TURN’s Midvale Day Center]. Today Spencer has something to look forward to each day. They plan great activities, with new experiences, and help him achieve new goals. Most important, because of a wonderful staff, his self-worth and self-esteem have improved greatly. Thanks to Turn Community Services for everything you do.”  — Shirley Redford, Parent

“We are continually grateful that programs like yours exist and that so many people are willing to walk this road with us.  The smile on Jason’s face as he goes to TURN each day is proof that you are indeed special people.” –Lisa Fotheringham, Parent

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SummerCamp110Summer Camps Make a Difference

“As a board member, one joy is to visit programs and people and the staff who work for them. Recently, I dropped in on Ogden day campers enjoying lunch at the South Ogden Splash Pad.  Shoes off, bathing suits on and grins in place, eleven campers discovered the fun of the unpredictable jets of water, the swings, slides, and even woodchips.  With their instructors’ help, children tie-dyed tee-shirts, devoured Popsicles, and stayed cool on June’s hottest day of the year.  Ogden summer day camp provides real enjoyment for campers and needed help for their families.  Please support it!”  –Susie Miner, Past Chair of Board of Directors

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Client Achieves Independent Living

“We would like to take the opportunity to express our sincere gratitude for all the support and assistance TURN provides my sister Jack Lyn. Jackie suffered a very serious traumatic brain injury in 1966 on the 19th birthday during an alcochol-related accident. Jack Lyn had been through 10 different service providers and institutional care during her first 10 years….Then we found TURN Community Services. Jackie is celebrating her 27th year at TURN and has progressed all the way to independent living. She so loves independent living and having her own apartment. She is so proud to have her own supported employment job. All of this is due to TURN’s direct involvement in her program! The integrated programs TURN offers its clients as Service Providers is remarkable. Your employees are extremely competent and extremely compassionate. It is a wonderful thing you do at TURN.” — Jim and Janet Witherspoon

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Christmas2010aIt’s a Jolly Holiday with TURN

For nearly two decades, TURN has been providing overnight Thanksgiving and Christmas retreats for people from residential programs who would otherwise spend their holidays alone. Long ago, the first small groups of people retreated to a little TURN cabin in Brighton. As numbers of participants increased, the retreats were moved to larger group homes and, finally, to Salt Lake area hotels. Regardless of the venue, attending a retreat is still referred to by many as ‘going to the cabin!’  The holiday retreats are, in part, funded by TURN’s annual “Pastabilities” dinner proceeds. Many who attend the retreats depend on additional kindness from outside sources including presents from UAID (Utah Association for People with Intellectual Disabilities) “Holiday Gift Box” program and Salt Lake ACT.

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Please note: Volunteer activities require pre-approval and coordination with TURN administrative staff. We value your time and effort to be of service. The following contacts are helpful as you want to initiate or discuss your ideas.



Summer camp crafts are fun for everyone!


Salt Lake area contact: Eleanor Till: 801-524-8615
Utah County contact: Dave Hennessey: 801-343-3900
Southern Utah contact: Karen Willmott: 435-586-1128

Suggested Ideas: Craft projects, holiday dinners,Best Buddies, Special Olympics, picnics, outings.





United Way Day of Caring volunteer paints TURN’s Day Program facility in St. George.


Salt Lake area contact: Rod Olsen; 801-359-8876
Utah County contact:  Dave Hennessey: 801-343-3900
Southern Utah contact: Susan Johnson; 435-559-1757

Suggested Ideas:
Yard grooming, planting, window washing, painting, decorating







United Way volunteers visit as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Outreach Day.

Day Treatment

Contact TURN to find out more about a Center near you.

Suggested Ideas:
Music, singing, dancing, games, drama, seasonal crafts







Mark Putscher sells artwork at the Salt Lake Urban Arts Festival to raise funds an awareness for TURN.


Contact each area Director of Operations to see what volunteer positions would benefit their offices.

or Contact: Development Department; 801-524-8622

Suggested Ideas:
Board and committee participation, marketing advice, web page design, fund raising projects