Trillium Services Celebrates Employees During Direct Support Professional Recognition Week

DULUTH, Minn. — An organization in Duluth called Trillium Services is taking part in Direct Support Professional Recognition Week, which shows appreciation for those who work with people who have intellectual and/or physical disabilities.

Trillium Services has a staff of direct support professionals who help those who are disabled in the Duluth area connect to resources and live more independent lives.

To show gratitude for their DSPs, Trillium brought in the Rambler food truck, and delivered free lunch and dinner orders right to their employees’ cars, along with some small gifts. Gift baskets are also being raffled off.

The celebration looked a little different this year because of the pandemic, the organization’s management said it will continue to appreciate and advocate for their workers who have done so much for their clients during this difficult year.

“Recognizing DSPs is really important, we try to do it financially, but the funding isn’t always there,” Brian Annis, the executive director of Trillium Services and Trillium Works, said. “So every year we’re down at the state capitol, advocating for our direct service professionals to receive fair pay and increase our rates so that we’re able to pass that along and provide them with a working wage. So it’s really important to appreciate all the good stuff that they do for the people that we support.”

Trillium Services will also be highlighting 10 of its employees on its Facebook page, who will all receive $50 gift cards.

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