CEC Mission Statement


To enhance the quality of life and autonomy of its participants, while enabling them to live in their home and in the community for as long as it is medically and socially feasible.

About theTurtle


  • CEC's logo is of a turtle, signifying longevity.
  • The colors in the logo are red, black, yellow and white, which are the traditional core colors of the Cherokee since ancient times.
  • The head of the turtle is comprised of leaves from traditional medicinal plants used in sacred healing processes of the Cherokee.
  • On the back of the turtle is the seven-pointed star, signifying the seven clans of the Cherokee.