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Event Honors Frontline Workers Who Support People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Join the State of Colorado, the City of Grand Junction & STRiVE as they present a Mesa County Proclamation in honor of National Direct Support Professionals (DSP) Recognition Week, Wednesday, September 10th, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. to honor the work of direct support professionals who provide services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our community.

Mesa County Commissioner Scott McInnis will present the proclamation and two direct support professionals; Cynthia Ellis and James Wright will speak at the event alongside STRiVE Vice President “Champion” Doug Sorter.

Pic of State of Colorado & City of Grand Junction Proclamation

A message from Doug,

I am honored to share this picture of two wonderful DSPs who spoke mosteloquently at the City Council meeting last night. Cynthia and James, two of the many DSPs that support the individuals we serve, are examples of the dedicated hard working people who make up the Strive DSP work force.

We are celebrating National Direct Support Professional week next week, from Monday September 10th to Friday September 14th.  We will be announcing several different gifts and activities this week to let the STRiVE DSP’s know how much we appreciate their hard work and dedication. We also want to sincerely thank you for all you do to support the people we serve in such a professional way.

The public is welcome and invited to attend and meet Cynthia and James who provide individuals with disabilities the opportunity to live as independently as possible as we begin a week-long celebration recognizing the overwhelming contributions Direct Support Professionals provide to their communities!

Join the conversation on Social Media with the Hashtag #DSPRW2018.

For more info contact Doug Sorter at DSorter@strivecolorado.org or 970-250-1595