Starpoint Celebrates Forty Years
by Bob Arnold CEO
November 4 marks the anniversary of the founding of Starpoint in 1977. Our first name was Developmental Training Services, later changed in 1989 to Developmental Opportunities and then in 2004 we became Starpoint. No matter what our name, our mission has been to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities lead meaningful, productive lives. You may see us helping people to find work and learn to become more self-reliant. You may see us doing fun recreational activities like bowling or playing kickball. We shop, dine out and enjoy life in Fremont County. In short, the people Starpoint supports do what all other citizens do.
As we celebrate their achievements, we want to thank the community for the numerous ways you support our mission. We want to be a part of the community and we appreciate the way the community welcomes us. Many businesses employee people with disabilities. Even more businesses support our fundraisers and special events with sponsorships, gifts and prizes. There are donors throughout the community who regularly contribute to Starpoint as a favorite charity. The community helps Starpoint by being aware of the needs of those we serve and bringing situations to our attention when they are worried that a person needs some extra support services.
We appreciate and value our dedicated and caring staff, host home providers and volunteers from the community and we always welcome more individuals who would like to share in our success.
As we look to the future and another 40 years, we thank everyone in the community for the crucial support you provide to us.
he following was published in Saturday’s (November 4) Canon City Daily Record