The MENTOR Network

DSP of the Week

At The MENTOR Network, we believe that our Direct Support Professionals—who help carry out The Network’s mission every day—should be valued, supported and recognized for a job well done. That’s why we’re honoring our direct support workforce and the tremendous difference they make each day in the lives of thousands of individuals we serve.

Each week, we’re recognizing one of our remarkable DSPs. Please take a moment to meet these talented individuals and remember to thank them for their commitment to the individuals we serve.

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August 22, 2016

Emily Flathers

Direct Support Professional
REM Iowa

“Nothing makes me feel better than being able to see the individuals I support happy and proud of the things they are accomplishing. The individuals I support are so caring and enjoy helping out in so many ways. They love to help in the community by volunteering at the Salvation Army and Animal Rescue League. It puts a smile on my face when people notice the good things they do and let them know how well they are doing it.”

August 15, 2016

Yanique Piton

Direct Support Professional
Florida MENTOR

“What I enjoy most about working in a direct support role is helping the individuals we support and seeing them smile!”

August 8, 2016

Kyle Skari

Direct Support Professional
REM North Dakota

“What I enjoy most about working in a direct support role is having the chance to positively change someone’s life.  Recently, one of the individuals I support has been trying to lose weight. He has been eating correct portions of food and is out walking 4-5 days per week. One of his previous staff members saw him and noticed his weight loss.  She commented on how well he looked and he smiled proudly and talked about how hard he has been working. It was a great moment.”

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