10/14/2013 (press release: Inbound Marketing PR) // Stanhope, NJ // Brittany Lester
In a formal proclamation, the state of New Jersey recognized the more than 30,000 community members who dedicate their professional lives to providing quality care for individuals with disabilities, pronouncing a Direct Support Professional Recognition Week that was held September 9 – 13, 2013.
Direct Support Professionals, or DSPs, are skilled professionals who work to help developmentally disabled individuals lead better lives by assisting them with daily tasks: taking medications, getting to school and work, attending religious and recreational activities, and learning important life skills.
Capitol Care is a proud provider of New Jersey mental health services, and has been pleased to contribute to the success of Direct Support Professionals Week. Leading many similar companies, Capitol Care took a pause from their daily routines to celebrate DSPs. BBQs, picnics, and ice cream socials were a few of the ways employees paid tribute to the constant work done by DSPs.
Recipients of the caregivers’ services presented them with creative gifts made while attending day programs with Capitol Care, and many DSPs attended staff meetings to enjoy specially made meals and snacks. Each DSP took home a unique t-shirt saying, “Capitol Care Thinks I’m Kind Of A Big Deal!”
The opportunity for Capitol Care staff and others involved in providing mental health services to celebrate with DSPs is a way to honor the hard work and dedication of all involved.
About Capitol Care
Capitol Care, Inc. has become a leader in servicing the comprehensive behavioral health needs of individuals since 1998. Through its evolution, Capitol Care, Inc. has worked to develop its comprehensive recovery program based upon the beliefs that informed choice, personal empowerment, advocacy of the inclusionary rights of all people and responsible and flexible supports are essential when working with individuals with developmental disabilities.