To the editor:
Citizen Advocates Inc. (North Star) has been in business in the North Country for more than 35 years. During that time we have provided vocational, residential and clinical support services to thousands of people with disabilities and their families, helping them live full, meaningful lives, rich with hope and choices. Whether it be helping someone with daily living activities such as grooming, dressing or dining, or providing hands-on guidance and training with vocational or recreational activities, our staff have been there to provide support, encouragement and companionship.
The direct support staff responsible for delivering these services are the heart and soul of our agency. It is through their dedication, compassion and commitment to excellence that our citizens with disabilities are able to live, work and play in community settings. We are honored to take part in the National Direct Support Professional Recognition Week, Sept. 9 to 15, to acknowledge the significant contributions that these staff have made on behalf of all the people we serve.
If you see one of our direct support professionals, congratulate them on their success. Through their efforts they have truly made the community a better place for all of us.
Chief executive officer
Citizen Advocates Inc.