Happy National Caregivers Day 2022 February 18 is National Caregivers day, a day dedicated to honoring individuals who selflessly provide personal care, and physical and emotional support to those who need it most. Caregivers are the angels who walk amongst us everyday, assisting America’s most vulnerable citizens and making a big difference in the lives [...]
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Linda Smith, founder & chair of the Christopher Smith Foundation, was recently interviewed by Las Vegas-Review Journal reporter and features writer, John Pryzbys, about her new book, Confessions of a Sin City Fundraiser, which launched at the end of December 2021 and is a sequel of sorts to her debut memoir, Unwanted: How a Mother Learned [...]
Mother and Disability Advocate Recognized as Caregiver of the Month So many people are deserving of recognition of their caregiving activities for their family members and countless other people with disabilities throughout our state. The Christopher Smith Foundation recently acknowledged Regina Daniel for her role as the caregiver of her son, Reginald, 31, as well [...]
Love Is In The Air The Christopher Smith Foundation’s team of dedicated volunteers were busy saying thank you to some very special people this holiday season by delivering gifts of gratitude to the caregiving community. The Foundation, inspired by Christopher Smith’s magnificent life, provides gifts of appreciation to caregivers, both family and professional. When Christopher [...]
The Christopher Smith Foundation Relocates Headquarters to the Las Vegas Ranch As part of the Collaboration Center Foundation’s disability network, the foundation joins other Southern Nevada providers, agencies, and non-profits serving those with different and unique abilities, as well as their families The Collaboration Center at the Las Vegas Ranch. LAS [...]
Lone Ranger: A solitary, sometimes mysterious heroic person. Families of children born with intellectual and developmental disabilities are most often lifelong caregivers. That was the case with our family because Christopher was born with Down syndrome and related disabilities. With an intellectual age of between two and seven that spanned over forty-eight years, he needed [...]
Chrissy Costanza: Not Your Everyday Caregiver Pretty much everyone who gets nominated for a Christopher Smith Foundation caregiver award is deserving of recognition. But few have a story like Chrissy Costanza, who provides care for her brother and her elderly father as well, while dealing with her own disabilities. Chrissy’s brother is Joey Costanza, who [...]
Cindy Pimentel Receives CSF Caregiver of the Month Award A valued member of the Chrysalis support team, Cindy is noted for bringing a positive attitude to the group home she manages, and for giving special passionate effort to help each individual in her care when it’s needed. Her communication, manager training skills, and willingness to [...]