Sep 07 2017

Happy Direct Service Professionals Week!

Posted by: Christine Batista

It’s Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week in Massachusetts, and The Caring Force is ready to celebrate DSPs! This week is for you and all of your hard work!

Direct support professionals include direct care workers, residential staff, child care workers, personal assistants, personal attendants, in-home supports workers, aides and paraprofessionals. DSPs provide support and help those with disabilities and others lead a meaningful life at home, at work and in their communities. These individuals do some of the most important work in our sector and deserve to be recognized!

Celebrating the work done by DSPs is nothing new to The Caring Force: It’s something we do all year long! Whether it’s our Annual State House Rally, our Member Spotlights or our Broadcast Your Love contest, we love to honor you and the important work you do for our communities and the Commonwealth as a whole.

How are you or your organization celebrating this week? There is still time to plan something big, and you can start by checking out the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) website. Once you know how you will be celebrating, be sure to let us know! I want to hear your stories and see your photos, so share them to The Caring Force Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or tag @TheCaringForce

So thank you again to the direct care staff in our sector who have dedicated their lives to caring for others. Please know that the difference you make in the lives of the clients and consumers to whom you provide essential services is immeasurable. Thank you for all your efforts, and be sure to enjoy Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week!