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 downstairs portion of their home, they have a beautiful, large bedrooms available for one individual. 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.

 

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.

 

Jean Alley & Joan Burcham  -  Grayson County

For information on available services,

please call: Alex Jackson (434) 610-7578

 

Twin sisters Jean Alley and Joan Burcham live in a two bedroom, one bath home in Grayson County. The house has beautiful views of the gorgeous, nearby mountains. They have lived in this neighborhood for 37 years.

 

They enjoy going to church and community activities such as riding on the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway, attending the Lord's Acre sale, and having barbecues at the Smoke on the Mountain festival. They also like having picnics on their beautiful river lot that is located above the Fries damn.

 

Jean and Joan have been Wall Residences providers since October 2015 and also have seven years of backup provider experience. They have one daughter each and three grandchildren between them. The individual who chooses this service will have their own room to decorate as they wish with a bathroom located outside of the bedroom door. They would love to have you join their family.

 

Crystal & Jordan Anderson  -  Galax

For information on available services,

please call: Alex Jackson (434) 610-7578

 

Crystal Anderson is a licensed home care provider with 17-years of experience providing expert, highly skilled care to individuals with specialized care needs. She and her husband Jordan live in a beautiful five bedroom, three bath home in Galax, with a comfortable bedroom on the main floor for one individual.

 

Jordan and Crystal are active in their community, attending local and regional sporting events and festivals, as well as church events.

 

Both Jordan and Crystal maintain and strive for positive relationships with case managers, natural families, and medical professionals to enhance the wellbeing of those in their care.

 

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.

 

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.

Mark & Larra Koiner  -  Fishersville

For information on available services,

please call: Pam Golas (540) 292-0608

 

The Koiner family lives in the scenic Hickory Hills area in Fishersville just off Goose Creek Road.  The three level spacious home is set on 2 ½ acres and is located very close to Augusta Health Hospital and all of its facilities.   The home is within minutes of many parks, libraries, shopping centers and restaurants.  An individual in the Koiner service will have access to these sites as well as the movies, Special Olympics sporting events, the option to attend a Special Disciples class at a local church, local day support programs, or an individualized schedule.

 

Larra is a Registered Nurse who worked for Augusta Health for 27 years. Larra has 12 years of experience working in various direct care departments in the hospital with medical/surgical experience, and 15 years’ experience working in the Home Health and Hospice setting.  Prior to becoming a Direct Support Provider with Wall Residences, Mark was a local contractor and built various homes and commercial buildings in the area.  Mark & Larra have been providers since 2007 and offer a very active and loving home environment.  Mark and Larra enjoy going camping, having cookouts, taking day trips and family vacations.

 

The Koiners currently provide direct care and support for three individuals in a group home setting with an opening for one additional individual.  The Koiner family would love to open their hearts and their home to another individual looking for a loving and caring environment that they can call their home as well.  Anyone choosing to live here will have their own private bedroom and a shared bathroom.   There is an open floor plan with a family room for watching movies and entertaining guests.  There is a common kitchen/dining area where everyone can gather for meals as well as work on crafts and any other projects that are planned from time to time.  Outside is a patio area that has a beautiful view of the Shenandoah Valley.  The Koiners support the individuals to have birthday parties, dinner dates, and dances at their home at various times throughout the year.

 

Mark and Larra would love to share their home with an individual that is looking for a loving, caring, family oriented home environment that includes relationships with extended family, grown children, grandchildren and pets.  The Koiner family looks forward to making a difference in someone’s life.

 

Traci Burch  -  Waynesboro

For information on available services,

please call: Pam Golas (540) 292-0608

 

Traci Burch lives in Waynesboro in a home that has three empty bedrooms looking for someone to decorate and make their own. The layout is one level with two bathrooms, as well as a large fenced-in backyard with a patio.  Traci fell in love with this work over thirty years ago as a high school senior, when she got a chance to work in the Trainable Mentally Handicapped room at her high school.  She worked at Greenstone Residence for 15 years and took care of 14 residents.  Traci’s traits include a good heart, positive attitude, and a love of children and animals.

 

Traci is somewhat of a homebody who enjoys crafting and gardening but also loves shopping and vacations. She has been to England, Mexico and on a cruise to the Bahamas as well as many places in the US. She looks forward to sharing more of these adventures with the individuals in her home.

 

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.

 

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