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2nd Annual Direct Support Professionals of the Year Awards and Gala

2nd Annual Direct Support Professionals of the Year Awards and Gala

On Thurs, Nov 17th, Community Care Rx hosted its 2nd Annual Direct Support Professionals of the Year Awards and Gala event honoring DSPs from various organizations who have gone above and beyond their call of responsibility. This year, Lifespire had the privilege to nominate and congratulate Samantha Richardson, one of our great DSPs who works at our Chelsea IRA (Individualized Residential Alternative). The gala was held at the North Hills Country Club in Manhasset, Long Island.

According to Samantha's supervisor, David Bambrick, Residential Program Coordinator (RPC), Samantha worked countless hours throughout the pandemic; going above and beyond for people supported. He stated how Samantha is very person-centered in every interaction and always has everyone's best interests at heart. 

Lifespire Celebrates Another Milestone Year

NEW YORK, NY – On November 29th, Lifespire ® Inc. (www.lifespire.org) commemorated its 71st year of service to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, specifically within the New York City region and Westchester County. The agency has been making a difference in thousands of lives spanning eight decades, originally organized in 1951 by Ida Rappaport and Harry Kamish.

What began with a protest, and then grew into a process, today needs to be a persistent effort that creates meaningful and effectual change that impacts the lives of those served throughout the five boroughs and Westchester. Change, by definition, challenges the conventional, and with that being said, Lifespire creates integrative and safe environments where individuals with developmental disabilities engage with communities through a myriad of educational programs and activities.

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Each Team Lifespire 2019
Runner must commit to raising
at least $2,500 for Lifespire Foundation.

Please see our Campaign Page or contact Karel S. Karpe,
VP Grants and Development, Lifespire Foundation
at kkarpe@lifespire.org 212 741 0100 ext. 4570.