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Hope At Work: Staff Instagram

Get to know our talented team members and their stories.

Instagram post 2130068074467147641_11331866881 Charlene, Direct Support Professional, Behavioral Health Services
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I’ve been here for four years. I like working with people with disabilities and thought this would be a good opportunity, so I applied.
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We take care of people with mental disorders and help them prepare for the outside world. I see my job as working in my own house. It’s a homey environment here.
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I learned that how I walk into this house every day is how the day will go. If I walk in upset,  I'm setting that negative energy. But if I walk in happy, it rubs off on people.
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If you want to work in this field, be passionate. You can’t just come here for a paycheck, you have to want to help.
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This job has changed how I look at people. Before I worked in this field, I would see people with mental or behavioral disorders and judge them. But now, I understand.
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[This week is Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week! Thank you to all of our Direct Care staff! #DSPRW19]
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#hopeatwork #hopenetwork #nonprofit #baycity #michigan #directcare #directsupport #job #career
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Instagram post 2120465654686618029_11331866881 Cathy, Therapist, Outpatient Behavioral Health Services
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I’ve worked for Hope Network for two years. I had been doing substance abuse therapy my whole career and wanted a change.
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We have two programs here. Our case management program is for people with severe and persistent mental illnesses, and our enhanced outpatient program provides clients with therapy and medical reviews. I see clients all day and help them live their best, productive lives.
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We’re the safety for people who are underprivileged, oppressed, and don’t have the ability to access basic needs in life.
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I would like to create a mindfulness group here for clients. That’s a project of mine. Mindfulness is a technique similar to meditation that helps people relax and reduce stress. It’s going to knock out a lot of the ills people have.
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My job has taught me how to be more empathetic. It’s helped me be more comfortable around people who may act differently than the rest of us.
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#hopeatwork #hopenetwork #nonprofit #mentalhealth #job #career #saginaw #michigan #therapy #LMSW #SocialWork
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Instagram post 2113953062564451878_11331866881 Lacey, Direct Support Professional, Residential Developmental & Community Services
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I’ve been here for a year. A few people I know worked for Hope Network and talked about how much they liked it, so I applied. I love where I’m at. Prior to here I was a home health aide for ten years.
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Our program is similar to adult foster care. We take care of usually older people with physical and mental disabilities. Cooking, cleaning. We make sure our residents are always taken care of.
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I feel like I make a difference here. At this house, a lot of residents don’t have families, so you kind of become their family. You might be all they have. - 
I like that Hope Network keeps everyone involved. It doesn’t matter what level you’re at, they don’t forget the little guys.
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One time a resident choked and I had to perform the Heimlich maneuver. It was scary. He took a big bite of his lunch and started gasping. He pointed to his throat so I ran behind him and started the Heimlich. The food flew out and I started crying. You don’t realize how much of your training you remember until it’s needed.
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This job has made me more of a team player. I was used to doing things myself, but this position has opened me to asking for help.
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#hopeatwork #hopenetwork #michigan #nonprofit #grandrapids #healthcare #job #career #directcare
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Instagram post 2105968196380052420_11331866881 David, Associate PIC Coordinator, Hope Network Industries (HNI)
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I’ve worked here for just over a year and half. This is my first job after being released from prison. Before prison, I worked as an IT professional. I made good money and had everything I wanted, but my life came crashing down when I was arrested for an addiction problem.
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I lost everything in prison. I’m starting my life over now. I have a new outlook in life. I see things through a different lens now.
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At HNI we repackage products however our customers want. I scan in product so that inventory is managed properly. I love that it’s challenging.
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While I often hear people tell me, “We all deserve a second chance in life,” I don’t often hear it from employers. I'm starting my life over. After prison, I applied for a lot of career-related jobs, but many employers won’t take a chance on me, so I continue to give my best effort here at Hope. HNI recognizes it and I’ve been promoted several times in my short time here.
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I hope to bring out the best in others. A smile goes a long way.
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Hope Network is all about giving people a second chance, and they did that with me. For that, I’m grateful. HNI is always looking for good workers, it doesn’t matter what color you are, what language you speak, or where you are in your life struggles, they will give you a chance. Show up every day, work hard, and they will help you grow in the direction you wish to go.
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#hopeatwork #hopenetwork #nonprofit #job #career #grandrapids #Michigan #packaging
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Instagram post 2100941222607734343_11331866881 Patrycja, Generalist, Behavioral Health Services Clubhouse
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It’s been a year and two months since I started working here. I was hired a few months after graduating with my degree in psychology. I’m a people person, I love helping them. That’s what brought me here.
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Our program assists individuals with mental disorders. We socialize with them, teach them new skills, and help them find work. My goal is to come into work every day and empower at least one person to do something outside their comfort zone.
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This is our snack shop. We teach clients customer service skills here and sell snacks to them and staff. Coffee goes fast. We drink a lot of coffee here.
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My favorite part of the job is our clients. There’s a particular client who I met when I started. Seeing her now compared to day one, she is so much more outspoken and confident. I love seeing that change and thinking, “They did it!”
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This job has introduced me to an entire population I never would have thought to work with. At first I was kind of overwhelmed, but now I understand they’re people just like you or me.
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Don’t stress about your work, you have other lives that you could help.
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#hopeatwork #hopenetwork #nonprofit #healthcare #job #career #jackson #michigan #mentalhealth
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Instagram post 2098803013841046247_11331866881 Laura, Activity Instructor, Integrated Behavioral Health Services
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I’ve been at Hope Network for about nine and a half years. I was in college and someone told me Hope might have openings. I started off in the kitchen working part time. I moved to a few programs as a cook, working my way up the ladder until this position opened up.
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Our program is a long-term care facility. We help people who are older. We take care of their needs.
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As Activity Instructor, I get to do the fun stuff. Just recently we saw a play at a nearby high school. Around the holidays we went on a Christmas lights tour. We have a lot of clients with ambulatory issues, so we have to find activities that are easier for wheelchair access or for people who can’t walk far.
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The clients keep me working here. When you have a down day, they bring you right back up. When you have a client who tells you how much they appreciate you, it makes you feel like getting up and coming to work every day. I just want to make sure they're safe and taken care of.
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This garden is a community space. Everyone works on it, including clients. They help pick vegetables and eat them. We all come out here and enjoy it.
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If you have a heart for people, this is a good place to work. There are struggles with any job, especially when it comes to matters of the heart, but you find a lot of satisfaction here.
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#hopeatwork #hopenetwork #nonprofit #healthcare #job #career #careergoals #employment #grandrapids
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