Letter: Cedar Valley recognizes direct support workers

Published 7:57 pm Thursday, September 5, 2019

Staff members are crucial to supporting people with disabilities in the community.

To recognize the accomplishments and contributions made by direct support professionals to the lives of people with disabilities, Cedar Valley Services in Mower, Steele and Freeborn countyies and the Minnesota Organization for Habilitation and Rehabilitation are supporting Direct Support Professional Recognition Week Sept. 8 to 14.

“Direct support professionals are at the core of our mission, helping people with disabilities to live the life they choose,” said MOHR President Julie Johnson. “Their work is valued, needed and appreciated.”

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Cedar Valley Services employs 100 direct support professionals to serve 600 individuals in and around the Austin, Owatonna and Albert Lea communities. Cedar Valley wants to celebrate them and the great work they do.

With more than 100 disability service providers across the state, MOHR’s mission is to promote and strengthen employment and life engagement opportunities as chosen by persons with disabilities.

Richard Pavek

executive director

Cedar Valley Services