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DSP award winner honored

DSP award winner honored

July 23, 2019

Emilie Stanley said she was thrilled and overjoyed when she found out that she was selected as this year’s recipient of 2019 CARE Direct Support Professional (DSP) award. 

She was formally recognized during a meeting of the Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities on June 26.   

She has been working at HR Choices since 2012 as an activity coordinator.

Two individuals on Emilie’s caseload nominated her and said she always makes them laugh and have fun; she makes the best of everything. 

“She takes us out in the community – we attend various craft nights at several of the local libraries.  She introduces us to people we meet when doing activities.  It is cool because we often see the same people at the classes and we have made friends with them.”

Emilie said it is an honor to be nominated by her clients.

She said the best part of her job is seeing her clients enjoy life to its fullest!

“The joy I see on the clients’ faces when they are experiencing things they have never been able to try before and seeing them connecting with peers and friends out in the community,” added Emilie. 

Emilie’s first experience as a DSP was when she was hired at HR Choices.

“I got to know some of the individuals and fell in love with them,” explained Emilie.

CARE stands for Compassion, Advocacy, Respect, and Excellence.  This is the second year the DSP award has been presented.    

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