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Dori Young named ANCOR Direct Support Professional of the year for Wisconsin

The American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) this week presented VOA-WI’s Dori Young with its 2018 Direct Support Professional (DSP) of the Year Award for Wisconsin. Dori has served for nine years, most recently at Marion House in Waukesha.

Dori was part of the VOA delegation in New Orleans as the annual ANCOR Conference concluded with the presentation on April 17.

Dori’s care for Marion House residents comes in many forms. Her nomination provided details how she carefully adapted to the reality for one resident, resulting in better hygiene for him and much happier house-mates. Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) throughout Services for People with Special Needs in Wisconsin and Minnesota adapt like this all the time, as they provide daily support services for nearly 260 people.