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By Gregory T. Miller, President and Chief Executive Officer, Penn-Mar Human Services | Chief Executive Officer, Penn-Mar Foundation [caption id="attachment_1672" align="alignleft" width="300"] Gregory MillerPresident/CEO Penn-Mar Human Services[/caption]Back in 2021, Penn-Mar began developing training tools to address a Person-Centered Initiative (PCI) that would create a culture shift...

[caption id="attachment_9343" align="alignleft" width="240"] Emma O'Donnell, Penn-Mar DSP who joined the nonprofit at 19.[/caption]When Emma O’Donnell joined Penn-Mar Human Services a little more than a year ago as a Direct Support Professional (DSP), she became the youngest member on the team. Despite her age, (she’s...

By Gregory T. Miller, President and Chief Executive Officer, Penn-Mar Human Services | Chief Executive Officer, Penn-Mar Foundation From September 10-16 we are celebrating Direct Support Professional Recognition Week to highlight the dedicated, innovative DSP workforce that is the heart and soul of supports for people...

By Courtenay Dudek, Job Developer, DSP III | Penn-Mar Human Services Content Note: this blog post discusses loss and grief.  In the almost seventeen years I have worked in the human services field, a prominent occurrence has been grief. C. S. Lewis said if we love anything...

When considering jobs that make a difference in the world, one profession often stands out: the Direct Support Professional. But what is a Direct Support Professional? And what does a typical day look like for these critical healthcare workers? Let's delve into the duties of...

Are you looking for jobs that make a difference in the world? Well, one of the best ways to positively impact society is by working with individuals with developmental disabilities. Developmental disabilities are a diverse group of disorders that arise during the developmental period and...

By Courtenay Dudek, Employment Coordinator, DSP III | Penn-Mar Human Services Tom Petty has a song where in the chorus he sings, “It’s hard to find a friend.” I have found it difficult past the age of thirty to find new friends or even have the...

[caption id="attachment_6494" align="alignleft" width="226"] Michal with her Manx cats Lily and Chase, and her dog Spirit, a Pomeranian-Poodle mix who looks and acts like a Chihuahua, and likes to spend time with “The Ladies.”[/caption]On Saturday, October 1st, 2022, Residential Supervisor Michal Edmondson was on an...

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