Holiday Appreciation Lunch

Annual Holiday Party

We will be holding our Annual Holiday Party December 8th at the Aurora Office (15591 East Centretech Parkway, Aurora, 80016) from 11:00am to 1:00pm!!! 🎅🎄 We will have snacks, drinks, and prizes for the best holiday sweaters!!!
Food will be provided, but we will not be able to accommodate special diets such as pureed or thickened liquids at this event. Should the individual in your care require something specific, please make your own arrangements prior to the event.
Welcome New hire

Support, Inc. Welcomes New Coordinator

Please join us in welcoming another new Residential Program Coordinators to the Loveland region, Christina!! 😁😁
Hi, my name is Christina, and I’m originally from Chicago. I moved to Kansas to pursue my degrees in criminology and psychology from Kansas State University. I worked in the human service field over 20 years, with my last position in Kansas as a case manager. I moved to Colorado two years ago. Since moving to Colorado I worked one year as a Behavioral Specialist and the last year as a Host Home Provider. In my free time, I enjoy doing arts and crafts , painting, listening to music and walking my dog (who thinks she is a princess)! I’m excited to join Support Inc!
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Support, Inc. Welcome New Coordinator

Please join us in welcoming one of our newest Residential Program Coordinators to the Loveland region!!
Hi, my name is Sarah, and I am so excited to be joining the team as an RPC at the Loveland location. I moved out to Colorado from Michigan about a year ago after graduating from Wayne State University in Detroit with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Neuroscience. Since I was a sophomore in high school I started volunteering at a facility that worked with young adults on the autism spectrum and with other related disorders, I continued my work there until I graduated college running many different social and job skill programs. Since then, I have worked in schools, halfway houses, and medical settings working with a variety of different populations and I am excited to gain more knowledge and experience working with you all!
I grew up in metro Detroit and have lived all around that area, I moved out to Colorado last August and have been loving living out here so far. I keep busy by getting into the mountains and hiking or snowboarding depending on the time of year and climbing as much as I can. I also enjoy reading, crocheting, and any craft I can get my hands on. I cannot wait to start working together and get to know everyone.
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Support, Inc. Welcomes New Coordinator

Please join us in welcoming Alex to the agency!

Hi there,

My name is Alex (She/her)! I’m from a small farm town in southern Minnesota and I recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse with a major in Community and Health Education. I decided to go on an adventure and ended up in Broomfield, CO, which led me to this job. I am passionate about a wide range of health topics, but specifically mental and emotional health. I want others to know they are welcomed, heard, and cared for.

I come from a family of 5. I have two older brothers that make my life both fun and challenging, if you can imagine. Thankfully, they gave me cute nephews, who I absolutely adore. You can find me playing tennis, hockey, volleyball, soccer, or golf. I would also never give up the chance to go for a long walk or hike. Other than staying active, my hobbies include playing Pfeffer, hanging out with my friends, and drinking coffee.

I am beyond excited to use my public health skills and be a part of the team!

 

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Support, Inc. Welcomes New Associate Director

Hi Team! My name is Samantha Cordova, and I feel honored and excited to join the Support Inc. family as an Associate Director of Operations for the Denver Metro 3 team. I have an MPH from Boston University School of Public Health with a background in health care management, process improvement, prevention, trauma-informed care, mental health, and substance use. I am passionate about serving my community, engaging in new experiences, and getting to meet new people.

I most recently worked as a Lead Case Manager for the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program at Volunteers of America. I have also been serving in the Army Reserves as a Preventive Medicine Specialist for nearly 5 years. I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, but have lived in and traveled to over 10 countries. Colorado will always be home to me since I love the mountains, lakes, food scene, dog friendly patios and beautiful weather. I’m excited to start my next chapter at Support Inc., and I look forward to meeting and working with you all!

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Host Home Provider of the Month

Please join us in congratulating our most recent Host Home Providers of the Month!!

The Denver Metro 4 team would like to nominate Jared Bedard and Nicole Hooker for HHP of the month. Jared and Nicole have been no strangers to working with individuals with developmental disabilities, as both families have been working as HHP for numerous years. They are both amazing providers and partners who work so in sync with one another.

Jared and Nicole have been instrumental with providing supports to a person with high behavioral needs that we serve. When we first reached out to the Bedard/Hooker family asking to take a PRS who going through a very difficult time, they without hesitation agreed to help support him and a home. They also have two other PRS in home who without a doubt are so cared for and are family to them.

Overall, the Bedard/Hooker family are one in a million. The love they share for their PRS and their family is admiring. Without a doubt, they always make sure to get to the root problem and don’t just choose an “easy out”. Their person-centered approach has proven to be successful time and time again, meeting their individual’s unique and challenging needs. Throughout these last few years, this family has shown what amazing support they are. We are all so thankful for the amazing work that they provide!!

self-care

Self-Care Tips from the Nurse Team

This month we would like to take a moment to focus on self-care. We are “people helping people.” Self-care is utmost essential to do our jobs to best of our ability and take care of the people we serve.  You may be wondering what is self-care? It seems as simple as doing something for yourself, but it is a multidimensional, multifaceted process of purposeful engagement in strategies that promote healthy functioning and well-being. What this means is consciously taking the time to do things to promote your own physical, mental, and emotional health.

Self-Care is important because it improves resiliency, reduces burnout, increased energy, reduces stress, anxiety, and depression, makes relationships stronger and improves happiness.

There are 5 types of Self-Care

  1. Physical: Sleeping well, eating a balanced diet, exercising
  2. Social: maintaining relationships while also keeping healthy boundaries
  3. Mental: practicing self-compassion, positivity. Engaging in mentally stimulating activities.
  4. Spiritual: incorporating meaningful activities into your daily life
  5. Emotional: healthy ways to manage emotions and express feelings

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA, 2014), some important self-care strategies include the following:

  • set aside daily time to relax and reflect on the positives
  • create a daily schedule or routine to create structure
  • set boundaries to create work/life balance
  • stay informed, but limit time listening to the news about a crisis
  • strengthen your support networks
  • exercise or move your body daily
  • manage your sleep
  • stay connected to your community (volunteer)me examples of self-care
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Support, Inc. Welcomes New Coordinator

Please join us in welcoming Stacie to Support, Inc!

Hello, my name is Stacie Arney! I am so excited to be joining Support Inc. and the wonderful team that comes along with the company! I currently attend MSU Denver pursuing a social work degree. Just like any individual who works in human services, I simply love helping people. I recently moved to Colorado this past year so I have picked up all the fun hobbies that you could expect. I love to hike, paddleboard, and go on runs! When I am not at work or school, I enjoy time with my animals and my partner.

Support, Inc. Welcomes New Associate Director

“Hi Team! My name is Samantha Cordova, and I feel honored and excited to join the Support Inc. family as an Associate Director of Operations for the Denver Metro 3 team. I have an MPH from Boston University School of Public Health with a background in health care management, process improvement, prevention, trauma-informed care, mental health, and substance use. I am passionate about serving my community, engaging in new experiences, and getting to meet new people.

 

I most recently worked as a Lead Case Manager for the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program at Volunteers of America. I have also been serving in the Army Reserves as a Preventive Medicine Specialist for nearly 5 years. I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, but have lived in and traveled to over 10 countries. Colorado will always be home to me since I love the mountains, lakes, food scene, dog friendly patios and beautiful weather. I’m excited to start my next chapter at Support Inc., and I look forward to meeting and working with you all!”

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Support, Inc. Welcomes New Coordinator

Help us welcome Lauren Strimer, one of our newest RPCs, to the Den-COS Team!

Greetings! My name is Lauren, and I am a new Residential Program Coordinator on the Colorado Springs team. Before joining the team, I worked as a Day Program Instructor teaching Life Skills to IDD adults in Colorado Springs. I believe it is so important for individuals with disabilities to receive coaching on life skills such as grocery shopping, dressing appropriately, communicating feelings etc. and I loved sharing those skills with my students! I look forward to impacting individuals in other meaningful ways with Support, Inc.

Outside of work, I like to listen to music, go window shopping, and adventure around the Springs with my husband and dog! (I am a proud Army wife and dog mom!)

I am excited to join the Support, Inc. team and meet more of my colleagues in person eventually.

-Lauren