ἔλεος – to show mercy or compassion with a desire to help.
Eleos Services was founded in the Spring of 2015 by Jeff and Jennifer Wittenauer. Their daughter Elli inspired them to start a Program Approved Service Agency (PASA). Elli has Smith-Magenis Syndrome, and with her family leading her care teams, she has had wonderful opportunities to be involved in the Northern Colorado community that they all call home. When Elli graduated from high school and transitioned from children’s services to adult services, Jeff and Jennifer wanted to continue to be her advocate and wanted to serve other families by providing opportunities for family focused services and supports.
Jennifer’s nursing background in public health and experience working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, along with Jeff’s background in long-term care and health care administration made taking the next step in advocacy as a PASA a reality. Jeff and Jennifer are co-owners with a shared vision to support individuals and families. Jennifer will serve as the agency Director. She has been a Registered Nurse (RN) for approximately 20 years and for the last several years has held the distinction of Certified Developmental Disabilities Nurse (CDDN), awarded to just a small handful of nurses in the State of Colorado.