Our People, Our Stories

Our 45,000 dedicated ResCare employees help people live their best life every day. We work in thousands of communities across the United States – helping more than 2 million people each year. These real stories about the people whose lives we touch – and the employees who make that life-changing work possible – are just some examples of what happens every day at ResCare.

Residential Locations in Kentucky ‘Justify’ the State’s Traditions/History by Hosting ResCare Derby Parties

Kentucky Residential Services locations in Frankfort, Bowling Green, Hazard, Lexington and Somerset participated in ResCare’s first-ever Kentucky Derby viewing parties.

“Our day programs embraced the initiative, developing a schedule of creative activities during the month leading up to Derby,” said Vice President of Kentucky Operations Shannon McCracken. “As a Kentuckian, I was proud to see the people we support learning and enjoying these time-honored traditions.”

Activities such as hat making, horse farm touring, carriage rides, learning to sing “My Old Kentucky Home,” preparing traditional dishes and making decorations for the big day were all included in the party planning last month. It appeared all employees and participants had a great time at their Derby parties!

The Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby horse race held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, is known as “the most exciting two minutes in sports,” but also a huge part of Kentucky’s history and local traditions.

This year, the weather in Kentucky was very rainy – leading to a sloppy track for the horses. Nevertheless, the thoroughbred Justify won the 144th running of the race!

  National Trade Association Honors 9 ResCare DSPs of the Year, 2 Special Category Winners

Congratulations to our direct support professionals (DSPs) honored with American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) DSP Recognition Awards. ResCare is proud to employ the Direct Support Professional of the Year Award winners in eight U.S. states and Canada. We also have DSPs honored by ANCOR in the special categories of Leadership and Relationships. The Florida DSP of the Year, Catrina, helped set up a garden where a blind resident grows mint for his tea.  Shiloh, the Washington DSP of the Year, is helping to form a support group for staff and managers working with clients with dementia. To read their stories and more, click here.

Watch this video to see Barkim, an award-winning caregiver, describe how he helps a client live his best life. VIDEO

ResCare Helped Me Get My Foot in the Door

After years of caring for his mother, Philbert walked through the door of ResCare Workforce Services with nothing but the clothes on his back. ResCare offered him the tools that he needed to start again and succeed. After an orientation and job fair, Philbert found work just three days after stepping through ResCare’s door. He has since graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and plans to be the executive director of his own nonprofit in the next five years. “ResCare helped me get my foot in the door,” Philbert said. “That helped me to get started.” VIDEO

Job Corps Graduate Works With Troubled Youth While Working Toward Advanced Degree

Meet Scott! Scott was in a tough spot, but with the help of ResCare’s Workforce Services, he got back on his feet when he needed it most. Scott is a graduate from the Red Rock Job Corps Center. When he was fresh out of the U.S. Navy, Scott found himself on the verge of homelessness. Luckily, he found the Red Rock Job Corps Center where he learned numerous invaluable skills along with the confidence and hope he needed.

Scott said, “I can’t remember any point in my life where I’ve been so hopeful looking towards my future.”

Today, Scott lives in Iowa and works with troubled youth while working toward earning his master’s degree.

   ResCare is About Helping People

Jessica began her career with ResCare in 2010 as a direct support professional. When she experienced a life-changing event, she had to move to a new city. During the transition, ResCare staff supported her and connected her with an opportunity in her new city. Her hard work and dedication paid off and she became a supervisor. After six months, she was recommended for another promotion and joined the Cash Disbursements team at our corporate office. Jessica is now a senior accounts payable specialist. Jessica recently said, “ResCare is about helping people. That’s me; I’ve always liked helping other people.”