The MENTOR Network

Stories of our Employees

Direct Support Professional of the Year
A Career of Caring

Caring for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) is Jim Seabridge’s life’s work. He has spent nearly 35 years helping individuals live life to the fullest in community settings—including working as a Direct Support Professional (DSP) with Pennsylvania MENTOR for the last 10 years.

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Cathy Has a Mission to Serve

In her job as a Direct Support Professional, Cathy pitches in to help—wherever and whenever. She's makes it her mission to ensure the adults who live in the community-based group home where she works have fun and feel like they are part of a family.

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NeuroRestorative employee
Ken Wanted To Give Back

For Ken Hellman, a residential supervisor with NeuroRestorative Rhode Island, going to work every day is about helping individuals served reach their goals. He says he’s proud to be part of a team of special people that help individuals on the road to recovery from brain injury.

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Caremeridian certified nursing assistant
Little Moments Make a Big Difference

As a certified nursing assistant, Silvia Miranda is a healer of scars—not just physical scars, but emotional scars, as well. Her acts of love are the stuff of legend at CareMeridian in Silverado, California.

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Direct Support Professional
Robert Makes a Lasting Impact

Robert—a 2008 Ripple of Hope award winner—makes an impact on everyone that he meets. Throughout his 13-year career, Robert has served individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities with a caring, patient and gentle nature that, everyone agrees, just can’t be described.

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