Why did your organization decide to serve individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities?
We’ve been in operation for over a quarter of a century. Most of the original members of our team, as well as many of our newer employees have some personal connection to the work we do. Some of us have family members with needs similar to the individuals we serve, and others have become exposed to such individuals through happenstance, and felt an immediate connection. We all consider our chosen career to be of the greatest blessings in our lives, as most people go to work simply to earn a paycheck. We get so much more…the satisfaction and pride in knowing that we are contributing to positive outcomes for a vulnerable and often de-prioritized population. And if that wasn’t reason enough, we also get back a lot of love every single day from individuals, co-workers, and families.