News and Events
CONSUMERS AND FAMILY MEMBERS...
All group events are on hold until further notice due to COVID-19.
We want to do everything we can to help protect
the people we serve, their family members, and our staff.
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Celebrating Anniversaries and Longevity with our CSSI Family!
We are proud to announce many years spent together fulfilling the mission of CSSI....
Nicki Smith, 10 years
Kathy Kimmens, 8 years
Chris Weinman, 1 year
Christine Sawtelle, 1 year
AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR WONDERFUL SERVICE!
Julia Neath-West- promoted to Quality Assurance Manager
Summer Hagel-Agib- promoted to Advocacy Manager
Yvonne Devora - Promoted to Human Resources Manager
CSSI would like to welcome the following Internal Office Staff, Mentoring Coordinators, Family Care Givers and Host Home Providers to our Agency!
Kimberly Levin, Mentoring Coordinator
Sofia Casarez, Host Home Provider
HALLOWEEN PARTY 2019
CSSI’s famous Halloween Party was a major success this year! The office was decorated with lights, pumpkins, skeletons, and fog! And was filled nearly to the brim with the people we support, providers, staff, family, and friends! There were many fun costumes-- some scary, some funny, some pretty, and all were fun and creative. Everyone enjoyed dancing to the music and socializing, along with having some fun Halloween treats! There were also fun Halloween trivia questions with prizes that everyone enjoyed. The best part of the night was the “Parade of Costumes” around the office for everyone to showcase their awesome costumes to the judges in the costume contest. There were five categories for the contest: Most Original, Best Couple, Best Character, Scariest, and Most Creative. Check out our photos and video to see the amazing costumes. This Halloween party was one for the books!
JULY 2019 POOL PARTY
Our July Monthly Event was a Pool Party held at Hearthstone Apartments. The pool party was a big splash!! There was lots of fun playing in the pool with the water pistols, beach balls and floating with the noodles. The weather held out and it did not rain!! YAY... The water was perfect. Great food, conversation and fun was had by all that attended...We'll see you next year for the BIG SPLASH!
JUNE 2019 TAILGATE PARTY
Our monthly activity was the Tailgate Party, here at the CSSI office parking lot. Light sprinkles had come and gone but that did not stop all the fun. The day was filled with dancing, good food, and of course lots of socializing and catching up with good friends. Nicki had the perfect speakers to show off our dance moves.
A good mingle of old and new friends were able to meet and become instant friends. Unfortunately, the rain did end the festivities a few minutes early, but that didn't stop all the wonderful memories that were already made. Thank you to everyone who attended, it was a blast!
Tailgate Party videos
May 2019 Hike
Our monthly activity was a hike at James A. Bible Park. There were clouds in sight, but this didn’t stop anyone from enjoying the trails, the creek, climbing the rocks and pointing out the wildlife. Everyone took turns trying out the various exercise equipment at the workout stations. After we finished our hike, we all gathered at the picnic tables to share conversation and eat our snacks. We were fortunate enough that the rain held out until the very end as we were leaving and saying our goodbyes.
Field Day Event
This month's monthly activity was FIELD DAY!
We all gathered together at Mission Viejo Park to enjoy the park, play games, and enjoy the sunshine!
The day was beautiful filled with laughter, relaxation, conversations, snacks, and fun games. Those who competed in the games
were given points and at the end of the event, the people who earned the three top scores were awarded prizes and gift cards.
In addition, we had a tug-of-war fight and had fun watching people maneuver through the obstacle course. Thanks to all who attended!
Annual Mountain Retreat 2018
The annual mountain retreat 2018 was loved by all! This year we changed things up a bit by adding the Mountain Slide event, a Challenge Course event and a NEW Big Hike! All in all, these changes resulted in a FAVORITE mountain retreat for many of us!!! The Mountain Slide created laughter and smiles all the way around. The Challenge Course created focus and LOTS of TEAM WORK!! Ten people balancing on a giant teeter totter is NOT EASY!! Walking on a thick wire while keeping your balance requires intense focus!! Everyone succeeded on ALL! The NEW Big Hike was a true joy for many and a huge sense of accomplishment when we reached the top and looked out at the magnificent views of the Pikes Peak mountain range. What a great feeling that we DID IT!!
We all loved the flexibility of everyone when the rain poured down and we needed to change the first night fire pit to indoors! We even succeeded in indoor Smore’s-making at the giant fireplace, while having a spontaneous and much-loved talent show!!! My goodness, the talent that was displayed that evening was very impressive!!! We should start a CSSI Choir with all these great voices around us!! Our pool time and archery continued to be a big hit and just when we thought our retreat was over, we all gathered together for the ultimate WATER GUN FIGHT!! What a way to end a beautiful time together!!
P.S. We sure loved having new faces this year and all that new energy pouring out! The 2019 Mountain Retreat can’t come soon enough!!!!
CHECK OUT ALL THE FUN WE HAD!!!
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