Recently I was in a conversation with some of Danville’s Staff Development team regarding the challenges we are facing as a company right now. We discussed the unprecedented staffing crisis, which has hit our industry especially hard. We talked about how the pandemic continues to rear its ugly head in the lives of those around us. It did not take long for the weight of our conversation to feel very daunting, but just as hopelessness seemed destined to settle over our zoom call, a subtle shift began to occur. Nestled deep in our conversation of ongoing challenges were stories of employees doing extraordinary things.
By the end of the call, I was incredibly inspired by the dedication of countless employees who continue to give of themselves these last several months, ensuring the individuals in our care have the supports necessary to live their best lives. To that end, we wish to express our gratitude to all the givers throughout our company, to whom this is so much more than a job.
To the amazing crew in Oregon, thank you for going above and beyond to cover open shifts and make sure that everyone in your care has the support that they need. To the extraordinary staff in Tucson whose dedication continues to ensure the people they support are able to experience the joy in life, thank you. To our incredible employees throughout Utah who are taking on additional roles and helping other programs in need – in spite of your already full loads, thank you. To the fantastic employees in Nevada, thank you for staying so in tune to the needs of the people you support, in the middle of other challenges and changes.
Our employees come from countless different backgrounds and life circumstances. But they have a common trait that defines them – they give of themselves to better the lives of those in need. They are the heart and soul of Danville Services. As we celebrate Thanksgiving, we recognize each and every one of you, and count you among our greatest blessings!