Welcome to The Arc of Somerset County
The Arc of Somerset County serves individuals with developmental disabilities and their families from birth through the senior years of life through our many programs and services in Somerset County. Today, we serve over one thousand children, adults, and their families in 33 locations including 27 group homes and apartments, four employment centers, the Jerry Davis Center for Children and Families, and Camp Jotoni.
The Arc Celebrates National DSP Appreciation Week September 11 - 17, 2016
Join The Arc of Somerset County in recognizing the dedication and accomplishments of outstanding Direct Support Professionals (DSP) and expressing our appreciation for their vital contribution to those we serve. Direct support professionals provide essential daily support to enable people with disabilities and their families to live healthy, community inclusive lives. Direct support professionals (DSPs) support people to live, work and participate fully in their communities.
- The Arc of Somerset County employs 225 DSPs.
- The Arc's DSPs hail from 18 different countries.
- Their experience with The Arc ranges from one month to 23 years.
- The average age of the DSP staff is 44 years old.
- DSPs make up 68% of The Arc's total staff.
Each day this week, we will feature a stories about DSPs at The Arc of Somerset County:
Comments from Kevin about Katherine Gantt (Employment Services):
“I like Kathy, she reminds me of my old teacher in high school. Kathy always keep us busy, she likes to clean just like me. Kathy helps me use my big voice. This summer Kathy took me to a baseball game and we had so much fun. Kathy helps me remember important dates.”
Comments from Shannon about LaTonya Beaufort (Employment Services):
“Latonya is a sweetheart. She takes good care of me. When I came back from camp my sneakers were broken and my mom was busy. LaTonya took me to Wal-Mart and got me nice new pink shoes. LaTonya watches out for me when I’m at work.”
Comments from Samuel about Debora Miller (Employment Services):
“Ms. Miller checks on me when I’m not here, and encourages me to come to work. She talks to me like I’m an adult. At first I used to miss a lot of work to stay home, but Debbie made a group called ‘Team Builders’ and I like it here now because she is teaching us about friends and personal space. She is showing us how to treat each other so we can start looking for work in the community. And when my attendance was good for a whole month I got employee of the month for the first time. She is teaching us all how to be positive I like her a lot.”
Comments from Kyle about Argar Williams (Employment Services):
“I love Argar. He helps me get work and he helps me with personal care. Argar is funny he makes me laugh.”
Camille Hampton - Residential Services
Camille Hampton is currently working at Stevens Lane group home as a sub. Camille is always very thorough and caring when she is on shift with our ladies. Camille has been more than a sub to us she has provided coverage on short notice many times. Recently Camille has covered a co-workers entire leave during the summer months. Camille takes initiative there is never a worry or concern when she is on shift. We just want to thank Camille and not let her efforts go unnoticed.
The Arc of Somerset County is located at 141 South Main Street, Manville, NJ 08835 and our phone number is 908-725-8544.
There are limited spaces in our parking lot. Visitors can park in meter-free spots on South Main Street.
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