Let’s celebrate DSPs and Care Coordinators!
This month I want to join in the celebration of two very important employee teams at Imagine!: our Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) and our Care Coordination team. Both of these teams help serve over 4200 individuals with intellectual and developtmental disabilities in Boulder and Broomfield Counties. These employees inspire me in so many ways, and it is an honor to work alongside of them. I know I need to do my very best for Imagine! in my role, because I see them do their very best every single day.
Direct Service Professionals
Let’s start with DSPs. The Colorado State Government has proclaimed the week of September 8-14, 2019 as DSP Week. This proclamation recognizes the invaluable supports DSPs provide and the difference this workforce makes in the lives of Coloradans with disabilities. At Imagine!, there are around 240 DSPs who support over 1000 individuals. They truly are amazing! Every time I go to one of our group homes, or to an activity hosted by one of our Direct Service departments, I am blown away by the passion, compassion, and dedication the DSPs have for the people we serve. They model our mission in action.
Care Coordination Team
Imagine! dedicated the following week, September 15 – 21, to honor our Care Coordination team. Our incredible care coordination makes up about 90 employees who support over 2900 individuals. The Imagine! Care Coordination team drive the engine at Imagine!, playing a vital role in ensuring that Imagine! clients are able to lead meaningful and productive lives. Many, many times I have witnessed first-hand how these committed employees use their time, resources, and creativity to make certain that the people they serve receive the services that best meets their hopes, needs, and desires, and I am humbled by their efforts.
Please enjoy these two videos celebrating our hard working Direct Service Professionals and Care Coordination Team!