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Carey Services announces its participation in National Direct Support Professional Recognition Week

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September 06, 2018
(click here to view Governor's Proclamation)

Carey Services has announced its participation in National Direct Support Professional Recognition Week. The week of September 9 through September 15 has been designated as National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week for 2018.

Indiana’s Governor Holcomb released his Proclamation, indicating September 9-15 as “Direct Support Professionals Week” in Indiana and noting, “Every day, Indiana’s direct support professionals make a tremendous difference in the lives of people with disabilities, strengthening our communities and supporting our most vulnerable citizens, for which they deserve our respect and deepest admiration.”

Carey Services employs more than 200 DSPs who provide daily support services for individuals and their families in Grant, Blackford, Wabash, Cass and other counties in Indiana
DSPs are the people who work as direct care workers, in-home support workers, personal assistants and attendants to ensure that people with disabilities are able to have opportunities to live and work independently in communities of their choosing. “Direct Support Professional” is a National career title, and is a great career opportunity for those interested in serving people in Grant and surrounding counties. With a national industry staff shortage for DSPs, Carey Services is looking for good, hardworking individuals to work as DSPs. If someone is interested in serving as a DSP, they can call 1-888-668-8961 or visit to get connected.

“The Carey Services direct support professionals are amazing people. They help individuals and families to turn abilities and barriers into opportunities every day in several Indiana counties,” said Jim Allbaugh, Carey Services’ president/chief executive officer. “Our DSPs work tirelessly for those we serve and they deserve the community’s recognition and appreciation.”

Carey Services is the premier local provider of home and community-based services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and nationally accredited for Early Childhood Education. Carey Services was established in 1954, and will be celebrating 65 years of service and supports in 2019. The vision of Carey Services is “Carey Services envisions all people, regardless of their abilities or barriers, as empowered and equally valued members of the community.” Carey Services is an internationally accredited, community based, not-for-profit agency providing an array of services to people with disabilities and other low income individuals and families.

Carey Services serves as the Arc Chapter for Grant and Blackford Counties and as a United Way organization. Call 765-668-8961 or visit their website at for more information or to seek employment opportunities. Individuals can also visit the Carey Services Facebook page
Jim Allbaugh, President / CEO
(765) 668-8961