DSP Betty

Provider(s) of the Month : September part 5

This week we are featuring FIVE amazing Direct Support Professionals during National DSP Week! We are celebrating ALL DSPs — they are the heart and soul of everything we do to help people with disabilities feel, and be, included in the community. #DSPRW19

Betty Long, Independent Provider

Betty has completely devoted her life to helping individuals with DD and has made a tremendous difference in so many lives over the years including her son, David.   Betty is retiring from being a provider after 30+ years. When she started back in the 80’s, she provided what was then a foster care service and had 3 folks that lived in her home as part of the family.  She had two women that were under 20 and one gentleman who was in his 30s.  The guy stayed with her until Betty semi-retired 3 years ago. She always just wanted to make a difference in their lives.  She truly is an inspiration to so many including her daughter, who also is a DSP.

Congratulations, Betty, and best wishes on retirement!

Pioneer Center recognizes our providers who go above and beyond for the people they support. We appreciate all that you do for the people we serve in Ross County.

Providers to people with developmental disabilities may be independent (self employed individuals) or agencies. For more information or how to become a provider, Visit our website for more information on how to get started, visit rossdd.org/providers.