Looking Back…and Forward

It’s somewhat hard to believe that a couple of days ago, on May 2nd, I celebrated my 18th year anniversary as the Executive Director of Garden Center Services. To say that the decision to accept this position changed my life would be such a huge understatement! After a long career working in this field, beginning […]

A Word from Gerry

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”  –Martin Luther King Jr. Over the past few weeks and months our community has been forced to deal with multiple difficult challenges – the COVID-19 pandemic, the resulting economic fallout, brutal scenes of racial oppression, and the following civil unrest. As […]


Earlier this week we were notified that the test for two of the individuals we support for the coronavirus came back negative. This was cause for much joy and relief, and also a recommitment to the strategies that we had put into place to keep our consumers and staff safe. To be this far into […]

A Story of Safety and Sacrifice

During this unprecedented novel coronavirus epidemic our agency’s top priority has been the safety and health of the wonderful individuals we’re honored to serve. We discerned that the best way to do this was to limit the exposure to the virus as much as possible. When we reached out to our staff to inquire if […]

Heroes Right in Front of Us

“It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others.” Dalai Lama Certainly now is one of those times that really identifies those individuals that are able to turn away from their own needs, and maybe their own fears, to be in a position to […]

It’s National Direct Support Professionals Appreciation Week!

This week all disability agencies are celebrating National Direct Support Professionals Appreciation Week. I think on a regular basis we strive to have our staff experience how much their dedicated, compassionate service means to us, and more importantly, to the men and women with developmental disabilities that are supported through our programs. But this week […]