The social work team is often your first stop when seeking services from Turnstone.  Our team consists of social workers who specialize in working with children, youth, and adults.

Schedule an intake appointment with a social worker so we can better understand your needs.  Contact Kathy Baer, Director of Social Work, at (260) 483-2100 or kathy@turnstone.org
 

Case management/social service coordination

Social service coordination is provided to all Turnstone clients at no charge either in-home or on-site, as a stand-alone service or in conjunction with other services. Social workers will assess client and family needs, coordinate and monitor services, help develop care plans, identify funding options, and assist in application processes if needed. Social workers will work with clients and their families to determine which Turnstone services are appropriate as well as provide referrals and information about helpful community resources.  

For more information, contact Kathy Baer, director of social work, at (260) 483-2100 or kathy@turnstone.org.

Parent Enrichment Program

Turnstone presents a series of day and evening programs twice per year on topics of interest to parents. Childcare may be available at no cost with advance notice. Topics have included Understanding Your Child’s Behavior, 40 Developmental Assets, Navigating the Funding/Resources World, and What is Behavior.  For more information contact Angela Williams, Pediatric Social Worker, at (260) 483-2100 or angela@turnstone.org.

Support Groups

Parent Support Group
Turnstone’s Parent Support Group allows the primary caregivers of children with disabilities to meet one another and share experiences. Discussion topics may include how to deal with behaviors, how to be an advocate for your child, how to navigate school system services, how to deal with the challenges of raising a child with a disability, and other issues. The group is led by Jan Labas. Parent Support Group meets the third Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8:00 pm.  Meetings will cancel if Fort Wayne Community Schools cancels due to weather. Childcare may be available at no charge with advance notice. To register, please contact Angela Williams, pediatric social worker, at (260) 483-2100 or angela@turnstone.org.

Parkinson's Support Group
The Parkinson’s Support Group meets the third Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm (except December). The group's goal is provide an open and supportive atmosphere that encourages individuals and families affected by Parkinson's disease to interact and exchange information. The group also enlightens members about helpful resources within the community through educational programs by doctors and other medical professionals. For more information, please contact an adult social worker at (260) 483-2100.

Parkinson's Caregiver Support Group
Turnstone sponsors a support group for spouses and caregivers of those affected by Parkinson’s disease every Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 am. The group provides an open and supportive atmosphere that encourages caregivers and families affected by the disease to interact and exchange information. For more information, please contact an adult social worker at (260) 483-2100.

Turnstone also offers an exercise group and a communication group for the client with Parkinson’s disease. For more information, click here.

Fort Wayne Amputee Support Group
The Fort Wayne Amputee Support Group meets the fourth Wednesday of every month from 7:00-8:30 pm. at Turnstone. Guest speakers present information each month on pertinent topics. For more information, contact an adult social worker (260) 483-2100.