EMPOWERING, LOYAL & ACCOUNTABLE ADVOCATES
Adelfos comes from the Greek word 'brother'. We care for our clients in the
same way a protective older sibling would. Our goal is to empower each individual to reach his or her own potential.
The story of our logo
Our logo represents the Gordian Knot from Greek mythology. The story goes that while marching his army through the city of Gordium, Alexander the Great came across an unsolvable knot. It was said that anyone who could untie it would become the ruler of all of Asia. Thinking outside the box, Alexander took his sword and cut through the knot. The prophecy was soon after realized. The Gordian Knot is now known as a bold a creative solution to an unsolvable problem. At Adelfos, we have learned that putting our client's needs first and using bold problem solving has allowed us to solve issues that many would think unsolvable. We know getting the right government services can be really confusing. We find ways to cut through all the mess and red tape in order to get you the best service possible.
Meet The Team
Valerie Jacobson Lanoue
Valerie has over 12 years of experience working as a support coordinator, and does an excellent job. She also has experience working at the state developmental center and at the state hospital. She cared for her best friend and father who had disabilities. Over her tenure as a support coordinator she has worked with a wide variety of individuals with differing disabilities. She enjoys working with her clients and likes to help them reach their potential. Valerie loves people and is compassionate. She is adored by those she works with. Valerie loves animals, she and her wife have multiple dogs, cats and most recently 2 sugar gliders. They live happily in West Valley City, and love going to their cabin on the weekends. Valerie is willing to travel throughout Utah to serve her clients. She has knowledge of supports available from Logan to Spanish Fork. We are so happy to have her on our team! Valerie is a Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP) and has the Acquired Brain Injury (ABISC) certification.
Jon Young, MBA
Founder and CEO
Jon is the CEO and one of the support coordinators for Adelfos. He received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology from BYU and his Master's in Business Administration from UVU. He lives in Eagle Mountain with his wife and three children. Jon worked one on one with people with disabilities for many years before moving over to support coordination. Jon has been successful as a Support Coordinator. In the first year of operation, 42 individuals chose Jon as their support coordinator. Jon is passionate about helping individuals with disabilities reach their potential. He is a Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP) and a Certified Brain Injury Support Coordinator (ABISC).
Marissa is new to support coordination as of 2022, but has meaningful experience as a caretaker and director of a caretaking company. She has experience working with a wide variety of individuals with disabilities, and ensuring their specific needs were met. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Public Health from Brigham Young University. She also has experience working in a residential treatment center, working with people struggling with substance abuse disorders. She has also worked as a teacher. Marissa is capable, organized, caring and loves to help people work toward their dreams. She lives happily with her husband and son in Saratoga Springs. They love to spend time with extended family.
"You were the only one I told that my daughter was on hospice because I felt comfortable talking to you"
"We chose you because we thought you would get along the best with
"You are easy to talk to, and we had a good time talking"
"I chose you because you said you would love to work with me"
our clients have to say about us
We surveyed our clients.
This is what they had to say:
When asked to what extent we help our clients to live in a self-empowered way, 100% gave us the highest possible rating.
The same results came when asked if we are actively working to ensure high quality care.
Getting the right government services can be
really confusing. We help you navigate this process with
your family member's best interest in mind.
The first step to working with us is applying to the Utah Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD). This is where we receive all of our funding to do the work we do. Below are common services they cover:
Financial Management Services
Personal Assistance Services
Personal Emergency Response System
After applying and and being deemed eligible, individuals can choose to receive their services through a private service provider, like us. We cannot provide services until this process has been completed through the DSPD website (see link below). If you need help navigating the application, or have any other concerns, we are more than happy to help.
Please contact us with any questions!
or apply by phone with DSPD 1-844-275-3773