Question: When was Cornerstone started?
Answer: Cornerstone began providing Residential Services in August of 2009 when the founder’s Aunt, who had Down syndrome, was in need of Residential Supports.
Question: Is Cornerstone affiliated with other businesses?
Answer: Cornerstone is an Independent Private Nonprofit. However, Cornerstone is proud to have joined forces with other local nonprofits, churches, civic groups and government agencies to be a resource in the effort of helping people in need by providing clothing, toys, household goods, etc. at no cost.
Question: In what areas do you provide residential services?
Answer: We currently provide residential services in Rockingham County, Hanover County, Henrico County, James City County and New Kent County.
Question: How many people receive services from Cornerstone Support Services?
Answer: Cornerstone’s services are continuing to grow and expand. No more than 4 people live in each of our group homes and no more than three people live in our Supported Living settings.
Question: What training do your Direct Support Professionals receive to ensure quality services are being provided?
Answer: DSPs as well as our Management personnel are trained and retrained in our agency’s Philosophy and Objectives, First Aid & CPR, Human Rights, HIPAA Compliance, Therapeutic Options, Medication Administration, Safety Awareness and Defensive Driving Practices. Additional trainings are offered regarding specific support needs of the people receiving our services.
Question: How is Cornerstone funded?
Answer: Cornerstone’s services are funded primarily through Medicaid. The Funds raised through the Thrift Store also help cover the cost of providing quality support services.
Question: Why should I donate here?
Answer: Your donations help to provide quality, community based services for people with intellectual disabilities.
Question: Where do you get your merchandise?
Answer: 100% of the merchandise in the Thrift Store and Thrift & Threads is donated by local residents and businesses. Nothing is purchased and resold. The Thrift Store and Thrift & Threads are totally supported by the community. Thank you for your support!
Question: What do you do with the money raised by the Thrift Store?
Answer: All proceeds strictly benefit the Residential and Supported Living Services of Cornerstone Support Services.
Question: When I donate my change, what is that used for?
Answer: 100% of the change you donate goes into a restricted account for the sole purpose of assisting Cornerstone Residents with necessities they cannot afford such as: Glasses, Dentures, Therapeutic Supports, Etc.
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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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