Emily Hoschar, Mental Health Worker at the A.N.G.E.L. Center
"The best description I've heard is a professional parent. We take them into the community, share meals with them, celebrate their victories and support them in their moments of struggle. I am reminded of the saying 'they don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care' because while the perfect mental health worker is knowledgeable, above that, we are caring and we are unconditionally empathetic."
Damien Green, Direct Support Professional at RISE
"Working as a DSP can be challenging at times but, what I enjoy most is having the opportunity to work with kids/clients who haven't always gotten a fair shake on life. Getting the opportunity to show them things can be different. Encouraging and teaching them that their lives can be whatever they would like them to be with a little bit of hard work and a lot of belief in themselves."
Marcie Hauck, Mental Health Worker at BRIDGES™
"I love my Bridges team, I truly feel a sense of belonging here! I feel supported, respected, and appreciated. We share the same vision and work together as a team. I love that I can help a child through their mental health issues and help them develop the skills they need to succeed outside of Bridges. We make a measurable and meaningful difference for each one of our clients. Even on my worst days I leave Bridges with a smile, knowing that I made a difference!"
Shannon Shenberger, Mental Health Worker at BRIDGES
"My favorite part of working at CHOY is it gives me the opportunity to work with and help the wonderful clients in our program. I also enjoy working with a talented and caring team. "
Kristy Liebl, Permanency Caseworker
"My favorite part about working at CHOY is seeing the positive impact I have on youth in care, and seeing how much they grow throughout their permanency journey."
Aisha Sullivan, IPT Team Member
"I have to say that there are many things that I love working for CHOY, but the 2 that stand out the most are: I get to work with an amazing group of people. Everyone I have met here at CHOY have great personalities and are always willing to pitch in when needed. We all come together and I love that. The other reason I enjoy working for CHOY is I love what I do. Helping families in need and seeing their progress makes me happy. I stand behind our process at IPT and believe in the work being done here at CHOY as a whole. Simply put I am proud to work for such an amazing organization that cares."