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.
“I choose to work as a DSP because I love giving back and appreciate that the individuals we serve truly make a difference in my life. I love that I can teach them things and help make a difference in their lives, as well. I really enjoy taking them shopping. It is great to watch them make choices, especially when they are healthy ones. It shows what we impart really can help in the long run. My favorite outing, however, was when we attended the Special Olympics in Charleston. It was an experience I will never forget!”
“I choose to work in the direct support role because I genuinely enjoy helping others! It is very fulfilling to come to work every day to support the people we serve and assist them with their daily tasks. We enjoy going out for dinner, shopping, and seeing the latest blockbuster at the movie theater together. But if I had to pick a favorite type of outing it would be one where the individuals we serve are able to learn something from the experience, like going to the zoo, aquarium or museum.”
“I chose to work as a Direct Support Professional because I love helping people! The individuals I serve have the potential for personal greatness. As a cognitive therapist, I help them implement tools and rally their resources so they may create the lives they desire and deserve! One of my favorite things to do with them is to go on social outings. These outing allow them to come together and socialize among their peers, which makes them happy.”