Ken Hellman’s career in health and human services is characteristic of many at The MENTOR Network who create their own life path to new skills and opportunities in order to help others reach their goals. Determined to offer the individuals he serves access to a psychiatrist with brain injury training, Ken’s advocacy on behalf of those we serve shined.
When local resources said no—one after another—Ken pursued all channels to find someone who was willing and qualified. And he didn’t stop there. He coordinated specialized training and advocated for additional counselors and home visits. Ken’s goal is to give everyone he serves dignity and as much control over their environment as possible.
Watch Ken accept his 2012 Ripple of Hope Award and be honored alongside his fellow winners in St. Paul at the Minnesota History Center.