The Caring Force Blog Celebrating Direct Support Professional Recognition Week 2023

| Caroline O'Neill

To kick off Direct Support Professional Recognition Week, we would like to express our appreciation and gratitude for the tireless efforts of direct support workers in the Commonwealth. The lives of our youngest children to oldest residents are taken care of by direct care workers, who fill many of the hundreds of thousands of jobs in the community-based human services sector.

Direct support professionals include direct care workers, residential staff, child care workers, personal assistants, personal attendants, in-home supports workers, case workers, aides, paraprofessionals and others. DSPs provide support in our community-based human services sector and ensure hundreds of thousands of Massachusetts residents receive the essential care they need. These individuals do some of the most important work in our sector and deserve to be recognized!

The Caring Force loves celebrating and honoring DSPs year-round! Whether it’s our Annual State House Rally, our Member Spotlights or our Broadcast Your Love visual media contest, we acknowledge and appreciate the important work you do for our communities and the Commonwealth as a whole.

This week is about highlighting the important work of DSPs who make a difference in the lives of our loved ones and community members every day. Thank you for all your efforts, and be sure to enjoy Direct Support Professional Recognition Week! For those interested in continuing to recognize and celebrate Direct care staff and their supporters, you can join us on October 2 at the Providers’ Council’s Annual Convention and Expo, register here.

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