At a recent Adult Services Provider Picnic, Las Cumbres honored Adult Services' client Justin Espinosa for his
volunteer work in the community and his helpfulness with his peers. Justin has been receiving Independent Living and
Customized Community Support services at Las Cumbres since July 2006. He participates in physical activities such as basketball, fitness, swimming, and lunches in the community with peers from the agency's Customized Community Support Program. The other male clients from the programs in which Justin is enrolled frequently invite him to participate with them and he is always willing to join in.
Justin is not only helpful with staff at Las Cumbres, he is supportive with individuals who are not able to participate in physical activities due to their disabilities. He is also active in the community volunteering and joining other organizations. He attends all City Council meetings and volunteers with the City of Española in several venues inlcuding the Richard Lucero Recreational Center and at the Northern New Mexico Art Center. Justin volunteers his time for events planned at the Plaza de Española and Convento and he helps at the Senior Center on Wednesday during bingo. He is an active member of the Española Fiesta Council where he assists with set up for the Española Fiestas. He attends activities with Fiesta Council in Taos, Las Vegas, and Santa Fe or wherever the Fiesta Council participates. He was also honored by the City of Española during one of their City Council meetings just recently for his volunteer work.