Staff Highlight: Sandra Washington
June 24th, 2020
Sandra Washington, a member of The Arc’s direct support team at the Park Place Apartments program, has gone above and beyond for the residents in her care. She has not only worked tirelessly to ensure their health and safety, but also made it a priority for her residents to have the opportunity to engage with their family, friends, and peers during stay-at-home orders.
Sandra has stayed late, picked up extra shifts, and came in early when needed to ensure her residents received the amount of support needed during this difficult time. Counterparts in other homes, as well as Day Program staff supporting residents during this time, have recognized the attention and encouragement Sandra has provided to her residents, with one resident often signing into virtual day habilitation activities with her own program as well as others “just to say hi and catch up with friends.” With Sandra’s encouragement, the resident “thrives in this new normal and does a wonderful job connecting with her extended Arc family!”
Sandra embodies the passion and dedication that drives the mission of The Arc of Essex County. We extend our utmost appreciation to Sandra and recognize her unwavering dedication to those we serve.