Cornerstone's Philosophy ~
Every person has the potential for growth, learning and development. The choices we make, no matter how large or small, define who we become, and the freedom to make those choices is invaluable to all of us.
Our aim at Cornerstone is to enrich the lives of the individuals we serve by providing a safe and healthy environment, conducive to personal choice.
By providing a safe and healthy support structure we know that our service
recipients will be empowered to live self-directed lives!
Together we can make a difference in the lives of the people we support!
About Cornerstone Support Services
Cornerstone Support Services was founded by Trey and Elizabeth Cave
for Trey’s Aunt, Pamela Kay Byers.
Pam spent her childhood growing up in a close knit, loving environment with her parents and siblings in Hedgesville, West Virginia and was somewhat sheltered from the rigors of daily life.
In her younger years, Pam’s parents helped her connect with a local sheltered workshop for people with developmental disabilities. She was finally able to go to work like her parents and earn a paycheck. She established wonderful friendships and took her routine and job responsibilities very seriously. She seldom missed any days, and gave anyone standing in her way of going to work a very difficult time.
In her retirement years, and after her parents passed away, Pam moved in with her sister’s family, where Trey spent many of his teenage years trying to keep up with Pam’s active lifestyle. Pam was involved in many activities, one of which was her local bowling league. Pam developed an unusual ability to seemingly control the bowling ball, as if by telekinesis, as it slowly made its way to the lead pin.
As Trey grew up living with Pam, he developed a sincere desire to help her and other people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live life to its fullest.
Trey found work in group homes and day programs early on in his career. One of his first experiences was as a teacher at a developmental center. Subsequently, he earned a Non-Profit/Human Services Management Degree from the University of Tennessee and progressed into management and administration within the ID/DD field.
Elizabeth began her career in the field as a residential counselor in a group home for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Elizabeth earned a degree in Christian Ministries from Tennessee Temple University and also progressed into management and administration.
The Caves envisioned Cornerstone in 2003. They developed a strong person-centered philosophy and began making preparations to start the organization. In 2009, Cornerstone was licensed by Virginia's Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.
With the help of the wonderfully talented and skilled people who have joined Cornerstone’s team, Cornerstone offers an array of services for people with developmental disabilities. Families often find it comforting that the people at Cornerstone understand the personal and complex relationships families have with each other as they search for the right placement for their loved one.
Thank you Pam for being who you were and impacting so many lives in ways no one could have predicted.
Cornerstone is a Non-Profit, 501(c)3 Provider of Support Services for Adults with Developmental Disabilities licensed by Virginia's Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS).
Cornerstone Support Services
8921 Pocahontas Trail
Providence Forge, VA 23140
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