Helping America's Most Vulnerable

St. Tammany Parish President Issues Proclamation Honoring Direct Support Professionals

For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Donna Betzer 
Volunteers of America 
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In honor of Direct Support Professionals (DSP) Week (Sept. 13-19), St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister showed her support by presenting Volunteers of America with a proclamation on Tuesday, September 8 honoring the work of Direct Support Professionals (DSPs). DSPs – also referred to as caregivers, personal assistants and direct care or homecare aides –provide daily support services for many Americans.

Volunteers of America is a leader in helping individuals live independent, meaningful lives, including those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and also the elderly. Through Volunteers of America’s Community Residential Living Services and Supported Independent Living Services, DSPs provide personalized support to individuals living in community homes and private homes, ensuring that each person maximizes his or her independence and participates fully in community and family life.

Caption 1: St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister (center), presents Jennifer Dexter, Program Director of Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans’ Supported Living Services program, and Donna Arostegui, Assistant Program Director of Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans’ Supported Living Services program (left to right), with a proclamation in honor of Direct Support Professionals Week.

 

 

 

Caption 2: (Standing to right) Jennifer Dexter, Program Director of Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans’ Supported Living Services program, and Donna Arostegui, Assistant Program Director of Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans’ Supported Living Services program, watched as St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister (pictured seated) signed a proclamation in honor of Direct Support Professionals Week.

 

 

 

Caption 3: (Pictured left to right) Jennifer Dexter, Program Director of Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans’ Supported Living Services program, and Donna Arostegui, Assistant Program Director of Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans’ Supported Living Services program, hold a proclamation in honor of Direct Support Professionals Week signed by St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister.

 

 

 

For more information about Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans, please visit www.voagno.org.

Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Since 1896, our ministry of service has supported and empowered America's most vulnerable groups, including at-risk youth, the frail elderly, men returning from prison, people with disabilities, and those recovering from addictions. Our work touches the mind, body, heart-and ultimately the spirit-of those we serve, integrating our deep compassion with highly effective programs and services.

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