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The residents and staff at Iris House in Philadelphia celebrate Ms. Crystal Harris for 28 incredible years of service at Merakey. Ms. Harris began working at Iris House Long Term Structured Residence shortly after graduating from Temple University with a degree in Therapeutic Recreation. As Recreation Coordinator at Iris House, Ms. Harris has been an integral part of the therapeutic milieu. She’s been responsible for organizing a variety of events, such as the annual Friends and Family Memorial Day Cookout, Thanksgiving dinners for friends and family, and trips to Wildwood during the warm weather.

Recently, Ms. Harris was creative in assisting the residents during their morning exercise groups and providing safe and healthy alternative meals for the residents to make from scratch. She also spearheaded the Sanctuary Committee and has helped new staff to get acquainted with the residents. The staff and residents are all very grateful for her years of dedication and hard work.

Congratulations on 28 years of service and thank you for everything that you do at Merakey!