DSP Appreciation Week Celebrates our Favorite Superheroes!

September 10, 2021 | News

FREE, Inc. is so deeply honored and proud to celebrate National Direct Support Professionals Week. It is an annual celebration that highlights the life-changing contributions of the direct support professional workforce. We salute you all for providing kindness, protection, and guidance to those we are honored to support everyday and especially during these very challenging times.

DSPs are also at the heart of our efforts to transform our service system to be more person-centered, promoting self-determination and supporting informed decision-making that will help people reach their life goals.

We acknowledge the unwavering commitment and vital role of direct support professionals in enhancing the lives of those we serve, who are of all ages and walks of life; we take this opportunity to extend appreciation for their contributions that help many overcome challenges, reach their full potential and thrive in their communities. We recognize that direct support professionals provide the compassion that is the essence of human services.

We are living through unprecedented times but you have been the backbone of our agency’s unprecedented solutions. You are our superstars and everyday heroes who are most deserving of acknowledgement everyday –


Dr. Christopher Long, President and Robert S. Budd, CEO