News and Events
CONSUMERS AND FAMILY MEMBERS...
SAVE THE DATE!
AUGUST 10-12, 2021
CSSI ANNUAL RETREAT
@ TRIPLE B DUDE RANCH
WOODLAND PARK, COLORADO
***Space is limited, due to COVID restrictions. Please watch your email and mail for the flyer announcement with full details, coming soon!
CSSI News Corner
Celebrating Anniversaries and Longevity with our CSSI Family!
We are proud to announce many years spent together fulfilling the mission of CSSI....
Shedrick Wicks...22 years
Dagmar Nickerson...4 years
Dell Schwartz...1 year
AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR WONDERFUL SERVICE!
CSSI would like to welcome the following Internal Office Staff, Mentoring Coordinators, Family Care Givers and Host Home Providers to our Agency!
Jamie Payne, Mentoring Coordinator
READ ABOUT SOME OF OUR PAST FUN EVENTS!
FIELD DAY JUNE 17, 2021
The spirit of competition was in the air for our annual CSSI Field Day! This was our second opportunity to come together in person to enjoy a beautiful day. We opened the event with the parachute ceremony. It was so heartwarming to see everyone encircled and working together, which was a reflection of unity and friendship.
The field day events included the bean bag throw, to see how far our champions could throw; next was the ladder toss; the obstacle course; and we ended with the beloved tug-of-war! Even though it was a competition, the atmosphere was filled with encouragement and comradery as everyone cheered each other on! It just felt good to be “Us”again! Everyone was a winner as we recognized that we all made it through a very difficult and challenging past year, and we are all still here to be with one another. We are excited to share in more wonderful events ahead!
The scavenger hunt at the park, held in May 2021, was CSSI's FIRST IN-PERSON EVENT since the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic. It was truly inspiring to be able to see so many people again in person after over a year of being at home or through ZOOM. We are so grateful for so many getting the COVID-19 vaccine: we were able to hug, see each other's smiling faces and feel like things were getting back to "normal!" This was a new event for CSSI held in the park where teams were divided up and they scavenged for various items. When you found an item, it was yours to keep! Things to find ranged from hula hoops to card games to Frisbees to a special hidden treasure box with gift cards. To top things off, the park had a zip line for those brave enough to ride. This was a highlight to end the event! It was a beautiful day to come together, socialize and appreciate all that we have been through over the past year. We are looking forward to a summer filled with more in-person, outdoor events!
VIRTUAL HALLOWEEN PARTY, OCTOBER 2020
Halloween 2020 was one for the books! ZOOM has been a great way to stay in touch with others throughout the pandemic and we made sure to have fun with it! Over 50 people attended our virtual Halloween party where we still did a costume party, dancing, and a first: a “home decoration” contest! Being virtual meant we were able to see how everyone decorated their own places for the Halloween holiday besides their own costumes! We had some fun trivia and great prize giveaways, even from the comfort of our own homes.