Turnstone is urgently hiring lifeguards. For more information, click here.

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

Contact the Social Services team so we can better understand your needs.  Contact Kathy Baer, Director of Social Services, 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/case managers 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/case managers 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 Services, at (260) 483-2100 or kathy@turnstone.org.

 

Neuromuscular Support Program

Being diagnosed with a neuromuscular disease can present a lot of questions and concerns, but you do not need to go through your journey alone. Turnstone’s Neuromuscular Support Program provides support to individuals and their families impacted by neuromuscular disease, helping you “stay ahead of the disease” by addressing ongoing and anticipated needs.

A Turnstone social worker is available to assist with needs in the following areas:

       -  Helping identify and navigate through available resources

       -  Providing regular check-ins as determined by the client and/or caregiver 

       -  Providing guidance with anticipated needs related to the progression of the disease

       -  Exploration of possible funding sources

       -  Assisting with equipment needs 

 

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. 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 a Pediatric Social Worker at (260) 483-2100.

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 Services Case Manager 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.

FINDER

Turnstone is pleased to contribute to FINDER, an Indiana Disability Resource portal funded by AWS Foundation. FINDER gives people 24/7 access to a comprehensive range of community resources designed to improve their quality of life. Visit FINDER to research and discover resources that fit your specific needs. 

BeWellIndiana.org

Managing mental health is essential for the well-being of Hoosiers across our state and communities around the world, especially during the dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To provide resources that help support mental wellness, Indiana's Family and Social Services Administration and the Division of Mental Health and Addiction recently introduced BeWellIndiana.org.

We encourage all Hoosiers, including those with disabilities, to use this website as a resource to access links to trusted news sources, tips for staying healthy and safe at home, access to addiction recovery support, and more.