Congratulations to Ellen Facciolo for receiving a Max Service Excellence award at a ceremony at their conference on March 29, 2017.
“Ellen has shown a tremendous amount of commitment to the individuals she supports. Ellen does an excellent job of motivating and encouraging her staff to see the positives in individuals we support. She encourages them to take time to listen to what people need and to find ways to support individuals to live their dreams.”
On behalf of Partnership for Community Supports and the Board of Directors, I would like to wish you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. We appreciate the work that our staff does in fulfilling our mission to support individuals with intellectual disabilities to have a full life in the community. I wanted to also share with you how thankful I am for such a wonderful group of employees who have shown that they truly care as they go above and beyond to support the individuals that we serve in having a better life. Yesterday was an example of that caring and the extra effort that they all put forth for the individuals that we support. Yesterday, I saw Supports Coordinators loading many boxes of Thanksgiving food to deliver to the families that they support who live in the greatest poverty. I saw Supports Coordinators loading a heavy large donated television to take to an individual. These are a few examples of the extra activities that they have done to make people’s lives a little better and it is greatly appreciated.
The Thanksgiving drive is one example of what our staff has done to make the holidays a little brighter for some of the neediest families that we support. They purchased, donated, packed and delivered turkeys and sides for over 67 families which served more than 274 individuals so that they could have a nice Thanksgiving dinner. I want to especially thank those who coordinated the project, donated food or money, purchased food, or packed and delivered the dinners. Our employees are truly wonderful to work with. Thanks to all our staff for showing, through the excellent supports coordination work that they do all year, that they care for the individuals that we support and work everyday to find ways for our consumers to live a life of their choosing in the community.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone.