Each year MOHR (Minnesota Organization for Habilitation and Rehabilitation) honors Direct Support Professionals from across Minnesota for their exceptional, dedicated and caring service for people with disabilities. Individuals were nominated by their organization that represents the state’s non-profit providers of training and employment services.

This year MDI nominated two people, both were awarded a certificate in recognition of their dedication and exemplary skills that have impacted the lives of individuals with disabilities.

Make sure to thank these dedicated professionals during National Direct Support Professional Recognition Week, September 10 to 16. Watch to learn more about the recipients of the MOHR Direct Support Professional Award.

When we think about this first nominee a few words come to mind; compassionate, sincere, caring, and nurturing are just a few things that make this person special.  Joyce is well respected by her coworkers and is always willing to step up when and where she is needed. She is very patient, caring and committed to working with people not only at MDI HH but out in the community as well. Sean summed it up well by saying “Joyce is sunshine on a cloudy day!” 

Joyce we thank you for your 22 years of commitment and dedication.

When we think of our next nominee the words that come tomind are pleasant, respectful, amusing and positive. Cindy has the willingness and can do attitude to try and help in any area with anyone at any time.  She is a great contributor to MDI’s mission and supports our employees in the best way possible. Cindy is patient and open to trying new approaches that work best based on the individual’s needed supports and their strengths.

Cindy we thank you for your commitment and dedication.