We also celebrate Kristy Rippetoe, PS in Van Wert County, for her 15 years with CRSI. Congratulations Kristy!
Kristy worked FT at a workshop in Williams County, and for extra income, she came to work for CRSI as a part-time DSP at a drop-in site in Defiance County. She said that over the years, her position with CRSI became about the individuals, not about the income.
In 2019, Kristy came to Van Wert County as the full-time Program Specialist. Kristy said she has enjoyed working with the individuals, seeing what they are capable of, teaching them, & learning from them. She said they have definitely taught her patience. Kristy was unable to attend our recognition lunch.
Congratulations to each Attitude of Gratitude nominee in the month of July, and our Winner Kayleen Wheeler from Seneca County!!! We have so many incredible employees doing fantastic work. Thank you for all you do!!
June was a unique month at CRSI. We're awarding 10 Attitude of Gratitude winners who went above and beyond to help cover hours during COVID-related staffing issues. Below is a quote from Program Specialist Michael Smith who nominated the 10 winners:
“All the staff included in June’s Attitude of Gratitude embody the best traits CRSI values in direct support caregivers. Their diligent execution of our Agency’s core values and mission statement are a constant inspiration to their peers, supervisors, and those they serve. I am pleased to recognize these dedicated staff members for continuing to prioritize the well-being of our individuals when an individual at their work location contracted COVID-19.”
Congratulations to each Attitude of Gratitude nominee in the month of May, and our Winner Josh Schaub from Auglaize County!!! We have so many incredible employees doing fantastic work. Thank you for all you do!!
Hi everyone, I am Scott Delong, the President of CRSI, and I just wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude.
First and foremost, thank you to our outstanding team members. The CRSI team is continuing to work hard on the front lines, helping those we serve adapt to all the changes that have recently taken place and helping protect them during this pandemic.
Team, you are the heart and soul of what we do. Your hard work and dedication means the world to the people you care for and to their families.
I would also like to express our gratitude for the generous support and donations throughout our communities for items we so desperately need. From masks to hand sanitizer and wipes, everything we need to stay safe, we can't thank you enough!
Also, to the Boards of Developmental Disabilities in the counties we serve, we cannot thank you enough for continuing to spread great information and resources to our teams.
We are all in this together and we are proud to be a part of so many amazing communities!
CRSI is working diligently to ensure that both the individuals we serve and our team are taken care of through these challenging times.
During this pandemic, we are in dire need of a few items for some of our most vulnerable.
If you or someone you know has the desire to assist through employment or by sharing items you might have in excess, we would be very grateful. Please Contact Us or call 937-653-1320, pressing 0.
If you are unable to help with any of those needs, please know that we are very appreciative of your thoughts, prayers and support as well. Please help us spread the word by sharing our message.
Direct support professionals, or DSPs, are integral to supporting people with developmental disabilities, especially to keep people healthy and safe. Here are things DSPs can do to prepare for and prevent coronavirus (COVID-19).
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Latest DODD Guidance and Resources
Here are the latest guidance messages and resources from DODD.
Guidance: COVID-19 Prevention for Intermediate Care Facilities
Guidance: COVID-19 Prevention for Waiver Providers of Multiple Residents in a Single Home
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