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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October 17, 2016

Passion Jackson

Direct Support Professional
REM Iowa

“What I enjoy most about working in a direct support role is getting to build a relationship with each individual I serve.  My favorite community outing was when we took all eight of the individuals in our program, including an individual who usually doesn’t do well in community places with noise and traffic, out into the community shopping.  I loved that outing because everyone was together—staff and individuals we serve—as a team.”

October 10, 2016

Denise Gonzalez

Direct Support Professional
Cole Vocational Services, California

“I enjoy getting to know the different personalities of these special individuals we serve.  One of my favorite things to do in the community is to go hiking with an individual I support at one of his favorite hiking trails. I enjoy being able to sightsee, motivate and support one another with exercise.”

October 3, 2016

Erica Francis

Direct Support Professional
Florida MENTOR

“My favorite things to do as a direct support professional are to take the clients on community outings and help them celebrate their birthdays. I really love my clients.”

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