St. Joseph Home

Pillars in Action: Community


St. Joseph Home’s Pillar of Community, based on the principles of Jean Vanier, celebrates inclusion, building relationships and working together towards a common goal.  For me, that was highlighted last week as we honored all of the DSP’s during National DSP Recognition Week.  Our DSP’s are an essential piece of the SJH Community.  The physical, emotional and spiritual support they provide to our residents, Day Program participants and Respite guests drives what our community is striving for.

Throughout the week I had the opportunity to recognize several DSP’s for the wonderful work that they do every day. It’s difficult to put into words the feeling I get when seeing them in action, it’s inspirational, to say the least. As I reflect on last week, and those ahead of me as we recognize other teams within our community, I find that we truly rely on each other to make SJH a place of opportunities, of love, and of belonging. Creating a family… and a home. For that, I am very grateful.

By: Diana Shelton, DSP Manager