The MENTOR Network

Shirley Lane Direct Support Professional, REM Iowa

The gentlemen living in the REM Iowa community home where award winner Shirley Lane works trust her implicitly. Perhaps it is because she has spent most of her career—16 years and counting—ensuring that “her guys” are happy, healthy and loved. She wants to see them treated compassionately; she wants to see them respected.

Watch a video of the 2009 Ripple of Hope Award winners who were honored on November 10, 2009 at the Boston Children’s Museum.