Southwest Va area

 

 

Caryn and Donny Martin  -  Woodlawn

For information on available services,

please call: Alex Jackson (434) 610-7578

 

Donny and Caryn Martin live in Galax, Virginia. They are licensed providers with over five years of residential experience. Together they worked at a state training center for 13 years and cared for their own loved ones with severe mental and physical disabilities as well.

 

The Martins live in a rural area. They have four indoor dogs and a stocked fish pond. In the upstairs portion of their home, they have a beautiful, large bedrooms available for two individuals. The Martins are excited about providing a nurturing, loving home to people who would like to live their lives to the fullest potential.

 

Donny and Caryn enjoy vacations, walking, community festivals and they love to go to yard sales, flea markets and any other store where they can find a bargain. During the week they enjoy bowling, exercising at the local wellness center, supporting their local food bank and helping in their community in many other ways. They have several children and grandchildren whom they visit and who visit them for gatherings and barbeques.

 

The Martins and the individuals they support all like fishing, cooking, and computer and board games as well as working outdoors.

 

Delina and Bill Parks  -  Galax

For information on available services,

please call: Alex Jackson (434) 610-7578

 

Delina and Bill Parks live in a beautiful, quiet neighborhood located in Galax, VA. They have a four bedroom, three bathroom house with a gorgeous backyard. The Parkses would like to open their home to an individual and look forward to assisting that person with their personal goals and helping them to become active within their community.

 

Delina is a former CNA with over 20 years of experience as a caretaker. Bill is a retired Vietnam and Gulf War army sergeant who now works for ABF Trucking Company. He is also a founding member of Gatekeepers Men's Ministry. They actively work within the community and help distribute weekly food boxes to needy families.

 

Bill and Delina are both very active within their church where Bill is a deacon. They also enjoy traveling and take several trips each year to the beach and the mountains. Many summer nights are spent on the lake and spending time with their extended families is important to them.

 

Their home has a private bedroom available, adjacent to a private bathroom, that an individual can decorate however they choose.

 

Delina and Bill are excited to welcome a new family member into their lives.

 

Andrew and Keircen Mays  -  Galax

For information on available services,

please call: Alex Jackson (434) 610-7578

 

Andrew and Keircen Mays live in a beautiful, split-level home located in the center of Galax, Virginia. The location is both convenient and easily accessible. The home has four bedrooms, one and a half baths, and a spacious yard. The Mays’ would love to open their home to an individual and provide assistance meeting their personal goals, as well as introducing them to, and helping them become a part of, their community.


While they are young, both Andrew & Keircen have experience in caretaking. Andrew has worked for the South West Virginia Training Center as a Direct Support Professional for five years, while Keircen is a Certified Nursing Assistant and has worked in the Grayson Rehabilitation and Health Center for four years.


The Mays family have and eight-month-old child, Adalynn. The three of them enjoy spending time with their loved ones, attending church, fishing, bowling at the local bowling alley, playing corn hole, going to sporting events both local and professional, attending music events, supporting local businesses, watching movies, visiting to the local recreation department for walking and basketball, swimming, and even something as small as enjoying a game of rook, spades, or rummy. They are always open to experiencing new things.


Their home has a private bedroom just waiting to be decorated however the individual would like, located directly across from the bathroom. The home also includes a spacious living area, and open kitchen.


Andrew & Keircen love helping others and would love to make it their life goal. They cannot wait to open up their home and welcome a new family member.

Dodi and Tommy Nester  -  Carroll County

For information on available services,

please call: Alex Jackson (434) 610-7578

 

Dodi and Tommy Nester live in a roomy, single-level home with a deck that provides a beautiful view of the country side. They have two bedrooms and one full bath available. The home is located in Carroll Country, in a rural setting, but close to Hillsville and Wytheville.

 

Dodi has 10 + years of experience supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities and would be the primary provider. Tommy is retired and would also provide support.

 

The Nester’s enjoy outdoor activities, shopping, going out to eat, cooking and enjoying their home. They enjoy taking daytrips and vacations. They enjoy taking advantage of local activities such as festivals and flea markets. The Nester’s also raise small-breed dogs and would love to share this rewarding hobby with others.

 

Dodi and Tommy’s service will offer supports to engage in an active life while offering the supports needed to maintain a happy, secure, and well balanced lifestyle.

 

Mary Henley  -  Hillsville

For information on available services,

please call: Alex Jackson (434) 610-7578

 

Mary has been a residential provider since 2010. She lives in a log home in Fancy Gap VA. The home is wheelchair accessible and has an open concept floor plan with the kitchen, dining room, and living room being one open space. It has three porches and panoramic views of the surrounding area.

 

Mary currently assists one individual and would like to open her home to another person. The four bedroom, four bathroom home has an available bedroom on the main floor that an individual could decorate to their preference.

 

Mary is a Registered Nurse with 38 years’ experience working with individuals who have intellectual and physical disabilities. She looks forward to assisting another individual with their personal goals and helping them become more active in the community. Mary’s interests include attending church, entertaining family and friends, dining out, shopping, movies, cooking, grilling, music, crafts, horses and occasional travel.

 

Tommy and Tammy Caudill  -  Fries

For information on available services,

please call: Alex Jackson (434) 610-7578

 

Tommy and Tammy Caudill’s home is located in a quiet rural area between Fries and Ivanhoe. They have opened their home to one individual and would like to extend an invitation to another male individual who would like to be active in the community, church, sports and just like to have fun. The individual will share a mini apartment with one other individual and the Caudill’s will provide constant supervision and support.

 

The Caudill’s have a dog named Zoie, who likes to be walked daily. They also enjoy frequent visits from their three children, their grandchildren, large extended family and friends.

 

Tommy and Tammy are very active in the church and community, and both have several years experience supporting individuals.

 

Kimberly and Eddie Robinson  -  Woodlawn

For information on available services,

please call: Alex Jackson (434) 610-7578

 

Kimberly and Eddie Robinson live in Woodlawn, VA, with two of their three children, ages three and 16, and a small indoor dog and outdoor cat. They live next door to Eddie’s parents and friends who own a small farm. Their home is located in a rural community with a beautiful view of the mountains but is also conveniently located a few short miles from the city of Galax and town of Hillsville.

 

The Robinsons are an active family who enjoy camping, vacationing, cooking out, going to the gym, shopping, attending their daughter’s basketball games and dance recitals, spending a nice evening relaxing around the fire pit or on their large covered front porch, and attending church, where Kimberly is the worship leader.

 

The main provider of support will be Kimberly, who has 11 years of experience providing person centered support to dual diagnosed individuals which includes, but is not limited to, direct care, teaching daily living skills, crisis stabilization, and advocating for individuals’ wants and needs. Eddie has worked as a supervisor with a local industry for 20 years and plans to continue, but will also be providing backup support.

 

An individual who chooses to make their home with the Robinsons will enjoy their own private bedroom, which they may decorate however they like. The Robinsons look forward to providing a loving and supportive home to an individual who would like to become a part of their family and the community while pursuing their own goals and dreams.

 

Staunton/Waynesboro area

 

 

Chris Valenzuela   -  Waynesboro

For information on available services,

please call: Pam Golas (540) 292-0608

 

Chris Valenzuela has provided quality residential services for adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities for over 5 years and currently has one opening in his home.

 

Chris served in the Air Force and attended East Tennessee State University and the Art Institute of Atlanta. Having had a brother with profound disabilities, he is enthusiastic about Special Olympics and the Ride with Pride therapeutic riding program. Physical fitness, self sufficiency and organic gardening are incorporated into daily living. Chris networks with others in disability-related fields in order to offer opportunities for those he supports.

 

Chris’ wife, Vera, has over 20 years of experience in ID/DD services, therapeutic foster care, and mentoring those with special needs. She teaches Therapeutic Options (TOVA) and is certified by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services to teach Autism Awareness. Part of the Virginia Public Safety Workgroup for Autism that developed training for law enforcement, emergency services and court personnel, she also has experience with American Sign Language and is on the Arc of Augusta Board of Directors.

 

Positive relationships with case managers, natural families and medical professionals are intentionally fostered. This team approach has resulted in improved health and life satisfaction and new possibilities. The motto “Kind & Generous” guides the services provided.

 

Frances & Steve Beasley  -  Mt. Sidney

For information on available services,

please call: Pam Golas (540) 292-0608

 

The Beasley family lives in beautiful Mt. Sidney VA, surrounded by rolling pasture and farming fields, with their 7 year old son. Frances and Steve have been in the field of sponsored placement residential services for over five years. Their family enjoys cooking out in the summer, roasting marshmallows over the fire pit, and watching the sunset. They like to go to the beach for a few days each summer for vacation, and also to take their son fishing at a stocked trout pond. During nice weather, they take drives on Skyline Drive, hoping to see deer and bear. Steve enjoys watching sports and NASCAR on TV. The family likes going to the movie theater and dining out in Harrisonburg. Their son is in 2nd grade. He is quiet and likes to play electronics in his room and he enjoys having friends over to play with him. Frances likes vegetable gardening and enjoys having a variety of fresh vegetables during the summer months. They live five minutes from Frances’s brother and sister-in-law, who is a registered nurse, and they come to visit the Beasleys on a regular basis. This home is open to supporting either male or female individuals who enjoy a spacious home in a rural setting.

 

Jon Lyons  -  Staunton

For information on available services,

please call: Pam Golas (540) 292-0608

 

Jon Lyons has been involved in sponsored residential services as back-up staff for nine years. After observing what a difference people can make in the lives of others who need support in their daily routines, the decision for him to get more involved was easily made. He has greatly enjoyed the many hours he has spent offering one-on-one attention, support, and caring to individuals with intellectual disabilities.

 

At age 49, Jon has decided on a change of pace so he can be there for someone who needs extra support in their life. He lives in Staunton in a spacious, easy to navigate home with an attached garage and nice little backyard. Jon would like to open his home to a male individual who will enjoy his quiet neighborhood, called Hill Crest.

 

An individual who chooses to live with Jon will have the chance to develop a connection with another local provider service where Jon spends time socializing by the pool, having cookouts, doing some gardening, or just enjoying outdoor living under canopies or the sun. Other activities that he enjoys includes the many opportunities at nearby Gypsy Hill Park. They have family-friendly events such as music concerts, Friday night movies, duck and fishing ponds, ball games, and golf. Of course summer is never complete without riding their miniature train!

 

Jon would so much like to meet you and give you a tour of what and where he calls home. He grew up here in Staunton and has lived there most of his life. He feels that the area offers individuals so much; you really have to experience it to believe it.

 

Sharon Harrigan - Staunton

For information on available services,

please call: Pam Golas (540) 292-0608

Sharon Harrigan’s home is located on Rt. 11, just south of the Staunton Mall, and approximately five miles from the Fishersville medical complex.  The three level brick home is situated on three acres of land with a large fenced back yard that has a privacy fence facing Rt. 11.

Sharon currently supports one female individual who is willing to share mutual interests with another housemate. The available bedroom is located on the main level, which is near a shared full bath and other common areas of the home. A large entertainment room sits off of the kitchen.

 

Sharon has been a provider with Wall Residences since 2009 and has worked in the direct care field with adults with intellectual disabilities, as well as children with emotional needs. Previous experience comes from foster care services with People Places.  Sharon is interested in providing a safe and loving environment, offering opportunities to access the greater community through daily outings and travel.

 

Winchester/Harrisonburg area

 

Barbara Howerton  -  Edinburg

For information on available services,

please call: Pam Golas (540) 292-0608

 

Barbara Howerton has worked for Wall Residences in a backup staff capacity for three services over the past two years. Each service offers a unique experience due to variation in level of support needs for each individual. She became a provider for Wall Residences in 2015 and has provided services for one individual in her home. Barbara has a background in supervision for various companies and is very good at working with people. Barbara is a hard worker, very active, has a good sense of humor, and values supporting people with intellectual disabilities. She is also involved in planning monthly dances specifically designated to the socialization of individuals with intellectual disabilities.

 

Barbara is a single provider who lives alone in her home with her dog and cat. Her home is single story with a private room for the individual that she will support. She is well networked with other providers in her area whom she can rely on for backup support when needed. Barbara has the time to devote to all needs of an individual including, but not limited to, transportation, meals, support with job opportunities/volunteer work, and much more depending on individual preference.

 

The Howerton home is located in the Edinburg/Mt. Jackson area and is in close proximity to both Shenandoah Memorial and Sentara RMH hospitals, Valley Mall, multiple restaurants, and a shopping center which offers Wal-Mart and Dollar Tree.

 

The Northwestern CSB is affiliated with the Shenandoah County area. Shen-Paco Industries, CVA and GoodLife are in close proximity and provide day support services. Routine, local activities include spending time with extended family, county fairs and craft fairs, concerts at the Yellow Barn, parks, caverns, churches and activities hosted by GoodLife Corp. including karaoke, movie nights, and dances.

 

Carolyn & Garrett Weatherholtz  -  Shenandoah County

For information on available services,

please call: Pam Golas (540) 292-0608

 

Carolyn Weatherholtz has been working with adults with intellectual developmental and other disabilities for over twenty years. She is a Registered Medication Assistant who prior to working with Wall Residences, was a valued employee for the same direct care organization since 1988. She is very experienced and came to Wall Residences highly recommended by Northwestern Community Services’ case managers.

 

Carolyn’s husband, Garrett, currently works outside of the home is fully credentialed and has past experience working in a group home. He is a full partner in the service.

 

Carolyn and Garrett share the home with their fifteen year old granddaughter Kaylin. She has lived with the couple for most of her life, and is very familiar with the nature of their work. All members of the family have received a TB screening. They also have one dog; a friendly black lab named Lexie.

 

Carolyn and Garrett describe themselves as an active family. They like to have fun, go fishing, camping, and vacation at theme parks like King’s Dominion. They enjoy local Bingo and picnics with extended family members. They also attend the Brethren Church. They are well connected to other Wall Residences providers in Shenandoah County and have adequate back-up staff for emergencies.

 

Their home has an older and quaint core, it belonged to Carolyn’s Grandmother, although sections around the home have been added on. Most recently, the kitchen was completely remodeled by Garrett.

 

The Weatherholtz home is located off Route 11, south of Edinburg; a rural setting, though not isolated. They are close to shopping in Edinburg and/or Woodstock. The closest hospital is Shenandoah Memorial, approximately 12 miles north via Interstate 81.

 

Shenandoah County offers an Employment Service Organizations (Shen-Paco Industries) and a Waiver funded Day Program. Several local agencies (GoodLife & NWCSB) offer monthly social activities, including dances and Karaoke nights.

 

Frances Vinson – Middletown

For information on available services,

please call: Pam Golas (540) 292-0608

Frances has worked for Wall Residences as a Residential Provider since September of 2009. She maintains a warm, happy home, loves her work and feels that being a Residential Provider is the life she was meant to live.  She has developed a structured, but easy going schedule for the two individuals who currently live with her. Frances and her household love music, laughter, and planning and doing things together.

 

Frances retains a family membership with Dominion Health Club which includes the individuals in her home. She encourages and assists participation in community special events through the Arc and Special Olympics; or any appropriate public venue, such as local fairs or parties.  Clients and Fran love to plan and go on day adventures such as shopping trips, movies, and visiting local historical places like Mount Vernon and the National Zoo.

A vacation is planned once a year and each household member has a voice in where to go and what to do. This has always been a celebratory and joyous event for all.

 

Frances’ adult son, Billy, also resides in the home and assists with helping his mom in the service as needed. Billy is a fully qualified back up worker and a senior at James Madison University, majoring in Psychology. Billy also holds a Personal Trainer Certificate from Lord Fairfax Community College. Billy is quick with a joke and has a thoughtful and caring nature.  He helps with many things; such as taking care of the lawn and any other maintenance needs that arise.

The Vinson home is located in the Middletown/Front Royal area about three miles off Interstate 81, at exit 302. Transportation is available to Day Supported Employment/Day Support. There are many shopping centers and restaurants within five miles of the home.

 

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