Direct Support Professional Appreciation Program
The Direct Support Professional Appreciation program recognizes DSPs based on the number of hours worked. These service hours are categorized into six hours club tiers, ranging from 1,000-25,000 hours worked.
We honored 3,445 club members last. To all the hours club members, we recognize you and thank you for all you do. You make a difference daily! DSPs who worked 25,000 hours are recognized on a plaque in our main lobby. Click the button below to view the plaque.
Direct Support Professional of the Year Award
The Care Network understands how important Direct Support Professionals (DSP) are to helping people maximize their independence in their home and community. Across the nation, dedicated DSPs provide essential caregiving and give individuals the needed support to live the life they want.
Each year, we invite you to nominate a caregiver for the “DSP of the Year” award.
2019 DSP of the Year Winners
In 2019, we received more than 200 outstanding nominations from individuals receiving services whose DSP goes above and beyond – those who make a difference every day. Our selection committee reviewed the nominations and selected five winners. Congratulations to our winners! Their extraordinary service represents the diverse care provided by DSPs across the country.
2018 DSP of the Year Winners
In 2018, we received 220 nominations from individuals receiving services who wrote about how much they admire and appreciate their DSP’s above-and-beyond service. Our selection committee reviewed the nominations and selected four winners.