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.
“It gives me great pride to be able to help the individuals we serve live their lives to the fullest. With COVID-19 our options for outings are limited, but we try to do what we can within the guidelines laid out for us. We enjoy going on walks around the neighborhood and seeing the horses nearby. I also enjoy doing crafts and puzzles with the individuals we serve.”
“I chose to work in this field so that I could have a positive and direct impact on people who need it the most. I try my best to be a steady presence for the people we serve when there are bad days, and enjoy the many good days alongside them. Since we’re taking extra precautions because of COVID-19, community outings look a little different. The ones I enjoy include taking van rides and listening to music that the individuals we serve like to play and sing along to. It’s a great way to get some sunlight and fresh air while being safe.”
“I am a Neurocognitive Specialist and enjoy working with the people we serve by helping them develop their decision-making skills through activities and real-life applications at home and in the community. We especially like taking walks in the park. It’s a great way to get exercise and practice meditation, breathwork and conversational skills.”