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Georgia direct support professional receives prestigious award

VALDOSTA, GA (June 2, 2014) — Direct Support Professional Francine Johnson has dedicated 13 years to helping individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Georgia. Recently, she was recognized by Georgia’s Service Providers Association for Developmental Disabilities (SPADD) as the 2014 Direct Support Champion. This award is presented to a Georgia direct support companion who…
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Blue Ridge Job Corps student selected for youth skills camp in China

MARION, VA (May 30, 2014) — Blue Ridge Job Corps Student Government Association (SGA) President Fiama Alcantara Manznares was recently selected to represent the United States on a trip to China as a part of the second Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Youth Skills Camp. Ms. Manznares was one of 120 Job Corps students nationwide to…
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ResCare HR manager named to Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities

PARSONS, KS (May 22, 2014) – Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.” Whether it is through the quality of service provided on the job or through their own community service initiatives, ResCare employees are often found lending a helping hand to change the…
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DSP of the Year state winners head to sunny Miami

MIAMI, FL (May 21, 2014) – Every day, tens of thousands ResCare Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) dedicate their careers to providing the care and support the people we serve need to reach their highest level of independence. Eleven of these caring professionals from across the country were recently chosen as state winners during the annual…
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Love and Basketball

NEWTON, KS (May 21,2014) – March Madness was in full swing at this year’s Special Olympics Kansas Basketball and Cheerleading Championship. Over 1200 athletes and over 400 coaches from 39 local Special Olympics chapters competed for a state championship. The talent from across the state didn’t faze the Powercats though, as they advanced to the…
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Homestead Job Corps celebrates 50 years of excellence

HOMESTEAD, FL (May 19, 2014) – The youth of America are this nation’s future and Job Corps has spent the past 50 years improving their quality of life and teaching them technical skills to help them be  employable, resourceful and independent. Job Corps boasts many supporters and kicked off its 50-year celebration at the Homestead…
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ResCare Direct Support Professional wins state award

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (April 25, 2014) – Swinging your partner to a call of “Do Si Do” may not sound like a big deal, but for over 20 years it has been an important part of life for individuals served by Direct Support Professional Lettie Gentry. When the father of a gentleman that Ms. Gentry served…
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Meet ResCare’s Nominees for the 2013 Direct Service Professional of the Year Award

ANCOR, the national association for providers of services to people with developmental and other disabilities, annually honors one Direct Support Professional from each state along with a National DSP of the Year for exemplifying the high calling of the profession. This year ResCare operations nominated 59 Direct Service Professionals who provide outstanding service to the…
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Steven S. Reed Named ResCare Chief Legal Officer and Secretary David S. Waskey, General Counsel, Retiring December 2013

(LOUISVILLE, KY) — ResCare, Inc., the nation’s largest private human services company, announced today that Steven S. Reed has been appointed as the Company’s Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary.  Mr. Reed, a director of ResCare since 2003, has stepped down from the Board upon assuming his new position. Mr. Reed has practiced law since 2001 at…
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ResCare CEO highlighted by CareerBuilder

  In a recent interview with CareerBuilder that spotlights industry leaders, ResCare President and CEO Ralph G. Gronefeld, Jr. discusses how ResCare’s mission is central to motivating and engaging employees, why quality is vital to our organization and, most importantly, how the services ResCare provides help the people we support reach their highest level of…
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