After spending nearly 30 years in this field, I am still amazed by the impact we have on the lives of the individuals we serve and their families. I am with them when I say that the services provided by MOHR members are effective and enrich people’s lives tremendously.
It’s exciting for me to have this opportunity to work closely with our members, and I am looking forward to meeting more people throughout the state and touring their programs. Hearing your stories and learning about the successes and accomplishments of the people you serve are at the heart of our mission.
That mission was advanced under the leadership of MOHR President Mike Burke, whose tireless work and trips across the state have helped make our unified organization what it is today. We owe him our thanks and gratitude for a job well done.
We will continue to work hard to find a solution to the 7 percent cut and to achieve sustainable funding for all. With more than 100 community-connected programs, we are the catalyst that will make a difference in the lives of the people we support.
It is also imperative that we remain engaged in the rollout of the new Employment Services, and to advocate for timely training and communication to make them successful for anyone who wishes to use them. Working together, we can strengthen our programs and support each other in the important work we do.
In our next issue, I will introduce myself and share more about my professional background. In the meantime, if you need anything, please feel free to
Thanks for all you do to better the lives of the people we serve!