Each year throughout the month of September, Sevita celebrates and thanks our extraordinary Direct Support Professionals (DSPs), Life Skills Trainers, and other direct care staff. This year beginning September 11, we also celebrate National Direct Support Professional Recognition Week.
DSPs and other direct care staff are the lifeblood of Sevita and the driving force behind our work to help the individuals we serve thrive and grow as members of the community, regardless of the challenges they face. Direct support staff provide life-changing support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain injury and other challenges, helping them live life to the fullest in the communities they call home. Every day, our DSPs make a difference in the lives of those they serve.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, our DSPs across the country rose to the challenge and displayed remarkable dedication to caring for the individuals they serve. In addition to providing life-changing care day in and day out, our DSPs have helped the individuals we serve cope with and adjust to the challenges of the pandemic and found creative ways to help them maintain connections, stay active and engage with community life while remaining safe and healthy to live full, independent lives in their communities.
To celebrate and thank our remarkable DSPs, Sevita will be highlighting several employees in a direct support role on our social media channels throughout September. DSPs will share what they love about working in direct care while being recognized by their peers for their daily contributions.