Luisa Frias and Jouan Pepin are just two of the many incredible staff members of AHRC New York City’s Home Care Services. They have taken different routes before finding a rewarding career at AHRC NYC.
For Joanna Cleary and Chloe Antcliff, another summer without Camp Anne was unthinkable.
Joan Eliam admitted that she had trepidation about working in a residence after more than three decades working in day habilitation, most recently at Norfolk Day Habilitation on the Lower East Side.
Teaching comes naturally to Blanca Rodriguez, a Rehabilitation Home Care Counselor with AHRC New York City’s Home Care Services. She enjoys working with people with disabilities and teaching them new skills.
Vanessa Miranda overcame initial anxiety about working with people with disabilities to become an exemplary employee with Residential Services.
A desire to help others brought him to AHRC New York City, but it was fate that brought Yusaf Gussine-Thomas, Job Coach, back to Fort Totten in Queens.
Venus Santiago revels in being fulfilled by her daily work. “I can’t express how blessed I am to wake up every day and say I love my job."
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Theresa began working at AHRC NYC more than 13 years ago and has been a full-time member of the staff for over a decade. She is perfectly suited for this type of work.
Marc Ramos began working in an AHRC NYC residence during the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing the principles of positivity with him.
Throughout the week, it will be our privilege to celebrate the work our Direct Support Professionals do to help people with disabilities make the most of their rights and opportunities.
Kent Joseph has a knack for connecting with the residents of AHRC NYC's Vyse Avenue Residence, counting patience among his most valued professional traits.
DSP, Matt Crowley, who works with individuals with traumatic brain injuries, supports people in reaching their day-to-day goals, and realizing their creative endeavors.
Joseph Mercedes and Di-Nayzha Jenkins are sharing their passion for helping others at AHRC NYC's Greenberg residence.
Andia Bernard had been a 20+ year veteran in retail management, when she decided to change careers to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities at AHRC NYC.
AHRC NYC's Communications Coordinator, Dylan Watton discusses how his early career as a Community Support Professional continues to impact his work today.
Job Coach, Crucelina Motta LaSalle, supports people with disabilities as they perform their daily job functions.
Johanna Milian-Vargas, Higher Education Support Professional, at AHRC New York City's Melissa Riggio Higher Education Program at Hostos Community College reflects upon her professional career.
Community Support Professional, Tanya Lee, loves her job, and takes great pride in the successes of the people she supports as they practice their communication skills.
Colleagues of CSP, Sanjida Chowdhury, share their thanks and appreciation for the work she does to help people to use technology to communicate and express themselves.
Seth Krakauer, AHRC NYC's Employee Development Manager, was honored by the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals, (NADSP) at its annual conference with the John F. Kennedy Jr. Award for Direct Support Advocacy and Leadership.
Direct Support Professional, Alricka Francis's initiatives at Bellerose Residence include a recycling program, gardening, cooking, and accompanying residents during their trips to community engagement activities.
People receiving services and supports through AHRC NYC's Joseph T. Weingold Adult Day Center assemble thank you gift bags for the Direct Support Professionals who impact their lives each day.
Matthew Estep, AHRC NYC's Self-Advocacy Advisor supports people in sharing their passions and interests, on a personal level, and at the state level.