The MENTOR Network

DSP of the Week

At The MENTOR Network, we believe that our Direct Support Professionals—who help carry out The Network’s mission every day—should be valued, supported and recognized for a job well done. That’s why we’re honoring our direct support workforce and the tremendous difference they make each day in the lives of thousands of individuals we serve.

Each week, we’re recognizing one of our remarkable DSPs. Please take a moment to meet these talented individuals and remember to thank them for their commitment to the individuals we serve.

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January 21, 2019

Terresa Rolland

Direct Support Professional
Cole Vocational Services, California

“I love being a DSP and having an important role in the lives of the people we serve for so many reasons. We build bonds with the people we serve that are unbreakable and build a trust that money can’t buy. It’s an awesome feeling when you’ve been working on a goal with someone and then a few weeks or months later that person is doing it without you.  In those moments, the expressions on their faces always leave me with a feeling that is indescribable and amazing.”

January 14, 2019

Natasha LaCour

Direct Support Professional
NeuroRestorative, Kentucky

“What I enjoy most about working in a direct support role is the fact that it makes me happy knowing I made a difference in someone’s life just by doing the little things. Assisting with meals, housekeeping duties, and helping the people we serve run errands makes it so worth it for me. I enjoy seeing the looks on their faces knowing I helped them accomplish their daily goals. Out in the community, I love to go on walks in the park with them or take them out for ice cream.”

January 7, 2019

Sara Bloodworth

Direct Support Professional
NeuroRestorative, Illinois

“I love the way challenges are rewarding. I love how I feel knowing that I make a difference in the lives of the people we serve.  We do many activities out in the community, but most of all I love the talent shows and enjoy cheering the people we serve on.”

View DSPs from December