Last week we celebrated National Direct Support Professionals (DSP) Appreciation Week. With hundreds of DSP's working for The Arc Wayne, it's safe to say that the agency would not be able to function without the compassion and dedication of our direct support staff. Working one-on-one with many of the individuals The Arc Wayne supports allows our direct support staff to really connect with the individuals they spend time with and help accomplish day-to-day tasks.
At The Arc Wayne, we like to say, "They don't live where you work, you work where they live." Being a DSP in one of our houses is more than just doing a job – it's finding a family. When our staff eat, play games, go on outings, and help envision goals with the individuals of that house, it becomes much bigger than just "going to work."
All of us here at The Arc Wayne know how dedicated, inclusive, and person-centered our DSP's are in order to provide the best care possible for the individuals we support. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the long days, late nights, extra shifts, hard times, and moments of success that you experience every day. We appreciate you!
Jessica Blondell, our Development Coordinator, and Nicole Mauro, PR Assistant, write all of our blog posts to keep everyone who supports The Arc Wayne up-to-date with what the agency is doing in the community. Enjoy!