A Story Of Hope: Bernadette Herrera

A Story Of Hope: Bernadette Herrera

BERNADETTE HERRERA, IDD Operations Administrator, Day Activity and Health Services (DAHS) Bernadette Herrera’s lifelong career began as a young college student when she found herself working with a very special population — people with Intellectual and Developmental...
A Story of Hope: Briseida Courtois

A Story of Hope: Briseida Courtois

BRISEIDA COURTOIS, Director of Substance Use Treatment Services During a 2016 family vacation, Briseida “Bee” Courtois, Program Director for Substance Use Treatment Services, and her 12-year-old daughter, shared food from across the table with a man they had never...
A Story of Hope: Zaida Yzaguirre

A Story of Hope: Zaida Yzaguirre

ZAIDA YZAGUIRRE, Program Director, Early Childhood Intervention Services How do you console a grieving family whose expectations of a “normal,” healthy baby has just been derailed by a medical diagnosis of spina bifida, cerebral palsy or down syndrome? Will my child...
A Story of Hope: Quentin Thomas

A Story of Hope: Quentin Thomas

On a Tuesday morning late December, Quentin Thomas, Director of Justice Programs for CHCS, was approached by a man on the street who appeared disheveled and in desperate need of something. Anyone else might be quick to pass judgement, but not Quentin. As he would...
A Story of Hope: Jose “Joe” Vargas

A Story of Hope: Jose “Joe” Vargas

“Confident,” “amazing work ethic,” and “friendly.” These are just a few of the words that describe Jose “Joe” Vargas. As a consumer of The Center’s Long Term Care Services for over 15 years, Joe has been active in several programs including Host Home Companion Care...