C.E.R.T.S., Inc. Adult Action Centers

C.E.R.T.S., Inc. in the News

The link below is an article that features C.E.R.T.S., Inc. programming and the need for House Bill 104. It featured interviews with staff and Vivian Turner, C.E.R.T.S., Inc.’s Executive Director.

https://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/health/2018/05/29/disability-nonprofits-advocate-more-funding-staff-fear-turnover/628384002/

C.E.R.T.S., Inc. Recognized at New Castle County Chamber Annual Dinner
(Agency commended for strong, creative leadership and consistent delivery of valuable results)
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE – Thére duPont, President of Longwood Foundation, Inc. commended C.E.R.T.S., Inc. during his keynote address at the New Castle County Chamber’s 96th Annual Dinner, held at the Chase Center on the Riverfront on Monday, March 12, 2018.
C.E.R.T.S., Inc. was started just 13 years ago by parents whose adult children are challenged with multiple, severe disabilities.  Some are on feeding tubes, have vents, tracheotomies and seizure disorders.  Many are non-verbal. As you might guess, the service level is very, very intense.  Parents wanted an organization that would improve the quality of life for their children.  Among other things, they provide adaptive sports, painting, pottery, music and community outings.
When they first measured success, they chose to focus on the basics – sitting, standing, walking and toileting, to name a few.  Progress is hard won, but magnificent and empowering when achieved.  This is a wonderful, home grown, grass roots organization.  Today it serves 40 individuals in Newark and Smyrna.  They are evolving into a more sophisticated, growing, learning organization that adapts to the participants’ needs and the economic and political climate around them.