Whitethorn, CA, USA
Founded in 1985 by Ken Vallotton, Community Cornerstone was established to provide training and opportunities for adults with disabilities who live in Northern Mendocino and Southern Humboldt Counties. Our 3,300 square foot facility in Redway, California is licensed to serve up to thirty adults with disabilities. Please take some time and tour through our site.
It is the vision of Community Cornerstone that all people in our community, including Individuals with developmental disabilities will live, learn, work, travel and play in the best, most inclusive environment.
We envision strong, healthy individuals and families whose emotional resources are renewed and supported by Community Cornerstone.
We envision a system of services that is determined by the individuals served. We envision a process that is complimentary to the individual's own life, and which does not intrude upon the person's chosen lifestyle. We envision people living in the living arrangement of their choice. We recognize that life is made meaningful by loving, being loved, and having friends and relationships.
We acknowledge that life is enhanced by contribution, responsibility and the opportunity to learn new ideas and to engage in new experiences, including educational opportunities, social interactions and work activities. We envision a system of services and supports, which acknowledges the person's age, lifestyle preferences and culture.
We envision all people being empowered to communicate with their own minds and hearts to determine their supports and services.
We also subscribe to a vision, which represents the highest commitment to excellence. We envision a commitment to honesty, compassion, trustworthiness and accountability.
We envision a joyful and supportive environment in which trust is the cornerstone of all interactions, humor is appreciated and everyone participates fully in teamwork. We envision one community that values diversity and honor in individuals.
We acknowledge that shared learning, communication and planning activities will provide the greatest benefit for those individuals we serve. We envision a culture in which all members of the community are respected, supported, honored and recognized for their diverse contributions and valued services.
We envision educational efforts, which focus on teaching relationships rather than care giving; which teach support rather than control; which teach communication rather than regulation