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All staff are qualified to work with client with Intellectual and/or Development Disabilities and receive training in the fallowing areas:

  • CPR/First Aid

  • I'm Safe, You're Safe

  • Fall prevention

  • Medication

  • Age Related Dementia

  • And many more

CARF Accredited --The mission of CARF is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of persons served

A member of the Avery County Chamber of Commerce

2023 Best of the Best Winner

  • Best Civic/Community Organization

  • Best Place to Work

  • Best Non-Profit

  • Best Assisted Living

  • Best Thrift Store

  • Best Place to Find a Bargain 


Executive Staff


Dale Trivette

Executive Director

Tasha Buchanan

Executive Assistant


 Lori Singleton

Program Director


 Ken Staton

Corporate Compliance Officer

Yellow Mountain Enterprises

Day Program Staff


Carol Holden

Jenny Kilgore

Mayland Community College

Adult Ed. Life Skills Coordinator


Rena Hensley

Lead Vocational Assistant


 Stephanie Roark

Vocational Assistant

  Renee Ingram

Vocational Assistant

  R. Bryan Anthony

Vocational Assistant

Heather English

Supported Living Assistant

 Beth Clark

Trophies and Tee's

Jean Buchanan

Client Chef


Avery County Group Home

Group Home Staff


Natalie Buchanan

Residential Supervisor 

Julianna Kopczynski

Saturday/Sunday Assistant 

Stephanie Roark

Monday Assistant

Susie Smith

Tuesday Assistant

Heather Grant

Wednesday Assistant

Angie Carver

Thursday/Friday Assistant

Madison Cummings, Elaine Crane, & Billie Jean McGuire

Residential Substitute 


Yellow Mountain

Treasure Box  Staff


Justin Turbyfill

Thrift Store Manager

Brenda Coffey

Thrift Store Vocational Assistant

Sauleta Braswell

Part-Time Store Assistant

Our Staff

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