Nearly 145,000 individuals work in the human services sector to provide support to our most vulnerable residents. This week HMEA joins The Provider’s Council in celebrating “those who make up the backbone – and the golden heart – of our sector, our direct care staff.”
Direct support professionals include direct care workers, residential staff, personal assistants, personal attendants, in-home support workers and paraprofessionals. DSPs provide support in helping those with disabilities and others in need to lead a meaningful life at home, at work and in their communities.
Gov. Charlie Baker and U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey have officially declared this week — the second full week of September — Direct Service Professional Recognition Week in Massachusetts.
We have chosen to share one of our agency video’s titled “Building Dreams” as we believe this is an accurate portrayal of what our 650 caring, committed and competent staff do every day as direct care professionals at HMEA, Inc.
“HMEA cannot thank these dedicated men and women enough for the incredible work they do each day which makes it possible for the people we serve to realize their dreams.” ~ Mike Moloney, CEO