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The residents of Worthington 24, a home supported within Merakey IDD Philadelphia, have enjoyed games and arts and crafts during the pandemic. Recently, they were playing a fun and competitive game of Pitty Pat. Both Monet and Shanice are full time Direct Support Professionals at this home. With the staffing challenges related to the pandemic, Monet and Shanice also volunteered to fill vacant shifts throughout the week. Their excellent attendance has stabilized this home in the most difficult of times.

Monet shared, “I like the consumers here a lot. They are friendly and make me smile. My co-worker, Shanice, is great to work with and she makes it easy to come to work.” Shanice shared, “I am very happy at Merakey. I love coming to work and helping the consumers. My co-workers and I work together well, and we have a great manager, Jorinda Kennedy. I don’t want to work anywhere else.”

Thank you, Monet and Shanice, for your dedication today and every day. You are true Merakey Heroes!