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We are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of CHANGE client Jennifer L. VanLeeuwen of Westminster. Jenny died Monday, January 19, 2015, at the Golden Living Center. She was a client in our Day Program for over 20 years. When Jenny first started at CHANGE, she was part of our Vocational Program where she participated in contract work assembling toys in plastic bubbles. Jenny also assisted with the McCormick Spice project where she helped put spices in spice racks. She loved sorting things.
Jenny also liked baking, music, dancing, puzzles and playing with her picture cards and she always looked forward to when therapy pets would visit the center. Jenny knew sign language and would frequently sign to staff "candy" to get them to give her a little treat. Jenny enjoyed her time in the CHANGE indoor pool and particularly liked swimming with the staff. She was also very good at playing T-Ball and bowling. She won numerous awards in the Special Olympics.
Born September 6, 1967 in Baltimore, Jenny was the daughter of V. Lorraine Lescalleet VanLeeuwen and Theodore J. VanLeeuwen, both of Westminster. Her family here at CHANGE will deeply miss her beautiful blue eyes and fiery personality.
If you wish to make a donation in Jenny's memory and honor, you may do so by clicking the donate button below, or by mailing a check to CHANGE, 115 Stoner Avenue, Westminster, MD 21157.
We are deeply saddened by the news of the loss of CHANGE client Andrew Joseph Ensor. Andrew was 24 and resided in Finksburg with his mother Linda Bernice (Pond) Ensor and his father Joseph Jerry Ensor. Andrew attended Carroll Springs School and graduated from Westminster High School in 2009. He attended the Life Skills Program here at CHANGE Inc. and was also a member of St. John Roman Catholic Church.
Andrew enjoyed spending time at his family's lake house, boating and swimming. All of those who knew Andrew will forever remember his heartwarming and beautiful smile. He brightened our lives here at CHANGE with his winning grin and his antics. A joker at heart he was also testing staff members to see who was paying attention to catch his tricks. He will be missed.
Besides his parents Andrew is survived by his brother, Peter Joseph Ensor of Finksburg, and Paternal Grandparents Jerry and Ruth Ensor of Westminster. Andrew is survived by numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and many friends. He was predeceased by Maternal Grandparents, Clarence and Doris Pond. If you wish to make a donation in Andrew's memory and honor, you may do so by clicking the donate button below, or by mailing a check to CHANGE, 115 Stoner Avenue, Westminster, MD 21157.
CHANGE, Inc. was founded in 1954 as a Children's Program by a group of parents who realized a program was needed to care for the needs of their children with developmental disabilities. Carroll Haven Center was incorporated in 1969 and increased their services to include adults as well as children. In 1992 CHANGE Inc. adopted its new name and what first started as a small program to address only a few children in Carroll County has now grown to servicing four counties and nearly 200 clients.
Our mission is to promote the dignity, self-reliance, health, productivity and community membership for people with developmental disabilities. We offer caring and flexible administration of day habilitation, vocational and support services which are designed with and implemented for each individual.