Ten years ago, I came to TURN under some unusual circumstances. I worked for an agency that was getting ready to close with very little notice, leaving numerous individuals without services and employees without jobs. TURN was contacted by DSPD and asked if they could help, and to say TURN helped is an understatement. I remember thinking at the time that TURN must be a pretty amazing agency; it seemed like there wasn’t a question if TURN would help. Instead, the question was how could TURN help.
That is why when people ask me why I do what I do, the answer is simple: it is because of the people. Every day I have the opportunity to support amazing clients who, on the worst of days, can bring a smile to my face and remind me of what really matters in life. Every day I have the opportunity to work with amazing co-workers who are kind, caring, supportive and amazingly dedicated. Every day I am in awe of the amazing staff who give so much of themselves to ensure the individuals they support have amazing lives and opportunities. I know I have used the word AMAZING numerous times, but I honestly can’t think of a better word to describe what I get to do every day; it is simply amazing.
At the Heart of Our Community are organizations like TURN Community Services and their amazing and dedicated employees like Jodi Wells. TURN changes the lives of their staff members and their clients every day.
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It’s what makes our community great!