Meet Yolene Altidor
Yolene’s typical work day starts at 7am when she arrives at the House and begins to prepare residents for their day. All of their personal needs are taken care of, including bathing, dressing, serving breakfast, and then getting ready to go out to their programs and appointments. Yolene is a certified driver and drives residents to their daily activities. In the past couple of months, this has meant regularly taking them to the Sunrise Court Program at Jawonio Tech, which is sensory stimulation therapy program that runs Monday through Friday. Her day ends at around 3:30pm, after she drives participants back to Cummings House for the evening.
Yolene is a very seasoned in her work, and is not only someone who goes above and beyond, but also is a DSP Trainer who is responsible for showing new DSP hires the ropes.
“Yolene is awesome. She is the most caring individual and I can count on her for anything. She helps cover if we’re short-staffed and in inclement weather, she is always prepared to stay over and cover in case other staff are unable to make it in. She is in this job for the people she takes care of–she is truly devoted. She is a tremendous asset to our Cummings House team, and I am so very grateful to have her on my staff,” says Sue Hunter, Cummings House Manager.
Thank you Yolene, and to all of our DSP staff, for making Jawonio the special and caring place that it is for the special people we provide care to.