Hope Home Care
Just as compassion for others is at the heart of Clara Martin Center’s work in the field of mental health, it is a core trait of an area business, Hope Home Care, based in Bethel. Hope Home Care strives to help elderly and disabled individuals remain in their own homes by providing companionship, respite, meal preparation, light housekeeping, personal care, and shopping. Several years ago, this employer approached the Agency’s Vocational Services seeking special workers who were dependable, kind-hearted, and patient.
This type of work appealed to clients in both the JOBS and CRT Supported Employment programs, as it offered a way to give back to those in need. Over time, four individuals from Clara Martin Center’s vocational programs have been hired by Hope Home Care. This employer has carefully matched Care-Givers with its clientele and has been sensitive to the scheduling and flexibility needs of its workforce. Not only have the job experiences through Hope Home Care been a source of income, but vocational clients have cited how rewarding it is to contribute to the quality of life for others. In recognition of the employment opportunities offered by this business, Hope Home Care receives the Agency’s 2021 Vocational Award.