NEWS & EVENTS
We have moved! After squeezing into our Independence office for 5 years, we are happy to expand into a more spacious office building that will support our larger trainings and growing administrative team. We are now located at 1786 State Street in Salem Oregon, and although we have decided to postpone our grand opening, we have enjoyed welcoming employees and visitors, as needed, to our new space.
High Desert Expansion
After years of aspiring to do so, Cornerstone has just opened our first program in Deschutes County, and have named it Ponderosa. With this expansion we look forward to helping individuals to remain nearer to their family members while receiving care. With a new team and our admin team adjusting to the travel, we are excited to see what comes with this new chapter. Welcome to the team, Redmond crew! And welcome new individuals and families!
The challenges of this year have caused many people to struggle in various ways. As an agency built on compassion, for our individuals as well as our employees and community, we were able to provide financial support to 8 people and their families. Thank you to the numerous employees who recognized the needs of others and helped us remain a company founded on caring for those in need.
Our Dallas home, or 'Hemlock House' is being relocated to the Salem area but will maintain the house name as well as the excellent level of care we see from the team supporting the individuals who call Hemlock home.
Corona Virus Response
Cornerstone Valley is dedicated to the safety and wellbeing of our individuals, our employees and our community. With increased cleaning practices, screening and monitoring, we are making a full team effort to continue providing employment opportunities, and ensuring the type of quality services that our agency is known for.
Christmas Party 2019
It's one of our favorite events. A time of gathering for fun and for recognizing challenges met, personal growth of team members, and an important reminder of what a Huge. Full Team. Effort. it takes to ensure our individuals live their best lives while they are with us. Photos to come...
New HR Manager
We are excited to welcome our new Manager of Human Resources, Keri Nickerson. With a degree in Leadership and a Masters in Human Resources Strategic Management as well as experience in the human service industry, we look forward to embracing her skills and passions in our HR department. Welcome Keri!
Opening of Maple House
Looking forward to the opening of our second Salem program, Maple House. It will be a home supporting kiddos and we are grateful for the opportunity to meet the continued need for kids in Oregon who experience developmental disabilities and their families.
Christmas Party 2019
Thank you to all who joined us for some good food and time together. So many fun moments were shared in the slide show, what a great year of fun and individuals' growth. Great job to those who earned 'Employee of the Year!'
In October 2013 Cornerstone Valley opened its doors to start "Reaching People" in Oregon. Thanks to those who came to celebrate our first 5 years and to everyone who works so hard to ensure CVI provides excellent services to our individuals.
All Staff Meeting
This week's All Staff Meeting is at 9am and WOU Health and Wellness. Looking forward to seeing you all and catching up on some important trainings. Anyone who is unable to attend please reach out to your House Manager for a make up training.
4th of July Parade
Cornerstone Valley will be having a group in the parade this year and would love for individuals, family/friends of individuals and employees to join us as we make the walk down Monmouth and Independence Main Street for lots of small town pride and excitement. If interested, contact Cedar House Manager Meagan for more details!
Also, the main office is closed July 4th, to celebrate our Independence Day.
Check out those cucumbers! Several CVI homes have started gardens this year and what fun it has been to watch them grow! What better way to get outside, get a little dirty and see what we can make with this fertile Willamette Valley soil. Keep taking pics of what's being produced from your efforts...it seems a bit of a garden competition is stirring between the houses...way to go everyone.
Celebrating a special individual this week! Wishing him a very Happy Birthday from the whole Cornerstone family. Thank you to everyone who made his birthday a great one. Looking forward to more celebrations of all our individuals with summer birthdays, hope friends family and staff can join us in all the birthday fun!
Quote from this week's birthday boy: (Are you) "Picking up what I'm putting down?"
Thank you to those who attended the auction this year to support one of our local partnership organizations. What a fun evening to celebrate WOU students, including some of our CVI staff, for being such hard working individuals through their sport, school and employment.
We are so excited to introduce the new Cornerstone Valley Program...Juniper House! The home is in Salem and will be supporting 3 kids. After receiving much needed TLC we hope to have it ready in June for individuals to move in and start making memories at their new home. Thanks to everyone who is helping make this new house look its best!
Join the Madness
All clients and employees are welcome to complete a NCAA March Madness bracket for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate! Runner up gets $20. To participate, fully complete a paper version bracket and submit by 5pm on Monday March 12 to Nick Alfonse's mail box (don't forget to make a copy for yourself so you can keep an eye on how well your teams are doing). Good luck everyone!
Come splash around at this fun outing! Dallas Aquatic Center, Admission is $5 for 17 and under and $6 for adults, staff accompanying client is free! Every Tuesday, Tuhursday and Saturday 7-9pm. Don’t forget your towel! 1005 S.E. LaCreole Dr. Dallas.
Come support our local University Men’s Basketball team as they make a run for the National Championship, currently ranked 4 th in the country for Division II!!! Games are located at the WOU campus in Monmouth in the New PE Building, cost is FREE for WOU Students, $5 for non-WOU students, $7 for Adults.
Share the Love
Clients and staff are encouraged to make a card, Valentine, note, or craft for someone-friend, staff, or co-worker. Use house arts & crafts supplies found in the green pouch. Give the card or post it on your house’s Valentine poster hung up in your house to spread the love! Staff and clients receive one piece of chocolate candy for each craft made.
Make one, share the love, eat Candy!
Walk and Talk
Meet up with other clients and staff at the Central High School track to walk and talk.
Everyone that participates gets a Gatorade! Getting active and getting outside for some fresh air is a great way to stay healthy and increase your mood, especially in our dreary winter months!
Get ready House Managers and Behavior Specialists...So much to do? So little time? February 6th we hope to gain some pearls of wisdom and practical skills from Skill Path Seminars to help us prioritize and manage our complex task loads. See you in Salem at 9am!
Employees and clients...Join us on January 18th at 7:30 pm at the Western Oregon University Mens Basketball game to support the Wolves and to be recognized for 'Reaching People' in our community thorough sponsoring WOU Athletics! Free Admission for CVI folks and a great time to watch our local sports team.
2017 Christmas Party!
Want to know more about our new company health insurance? Want to get your Christmas bonus a little early? Come on down to Independence Grill in Independence at 1pm for some food, drinks, health insurance information and even some awards for employees who were knock out performers for 2017.