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Sunshine staff Getting Ahead: The (Toledo) Blade

July 8, 2018

It can’t be overstated: Sunshine’s staff change lives every day as they journey alongside men, women and children seeking out purpose, beauty and friendship.

Sometimes that means quiet moments; other times it’s the kind of raucous fun that leads to belly laughs and silliness.

We know it’s not always easy, especially when we are distracted by complications in our own lives — bills, family tensions or even a broken-down vehicle. Sunshine is part of a network of providers building a supports for Direct Support Professionals and other staff just as DSPs do for people with disabilities. A part of this is the Getting Ahead in the Workplace class from aha! Process. It caught the attention of The Blade‘s Hailey Fuchs, who wrote about Toni, a behavior tech at Sunshine. In leaving her past, Toni is now mapping out her future with the help of Getting Ahead lessons.

Read that story here: http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2018/07/06/Getting-Ahead-program-helps-those-in-high-stress-jobs-learn-to-deal-with-their-struggles.html

Congratulations Toni, and thank you, DSPs at Sunshine and elsewhere. We know your workdays provide meaning, love and friendship – for you as well as us. Know that you’re appreciated beyond words.