Liberty ARC Stories
Twelve years ago, Amy Stearns decided she wanted a career change to make a difference in the lives of others.
What Amy did not know when she started at Liberty ARC was how her daily interactions with the individuals she supports would change her own life.
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Crystal Soto’s favorite aspect of working at Liberty ARC is having the opportunity to make a difference in peoples’ lives.“
During this challenging time – in the midst of COVID-19 – it’s important to remind everyone why we work here at Liberty ARC.
We work at Liberty ARC to fulfill and accomplish our mission:
“Together we support people with disabilities to achieve a quality of life each person values.”
Senior Hab Coordinator Kara Reed is an excellent example of someone who lives every day by the agency’s mission.
Kara has worked at Liberty ARC for the last 23 years. She started her career as a bus monitor and a residential Direct Support Professional (DSP). She worked in the residential setting for 19 years, moving from DSP to Charge then Assistant Manager. She made the transition to Senior Hab Coordinator for Liberty ARC’s Community Connections day program a few years ago.
“I was in my early twenties and was looking for something different to do in my career,” she said. “A friend of mine, who worked in the Business Office, thought I would enjoy this line of work. She was right; I can’t imagine doing anything else.”
“I never imagined myself being in a manager position because I had never supervised anyone before,” Jamie Siwik said…
“I was waiting for the perfect opportunity to be a manager, and this was it,” Rebekah Schuyler said..
“When you support someone – even in the smallest way – it’s so satisfying, especially when they appreciate what you’re doing for them – it just makes you feel really good,” Dan Harrison said…
When Maureen “Mo” Manginelli switched careers six years ago, and joined Liberty ARC as a Direct Support Professional (DSP) in the Family Support Services (FSS) program, she never dreamt she’d become a Special Olympics coach.
“I love what I do,” Mo said. “I love my job and I love coaching because it gives me the opportunity to see two different sides to the people I support.”
Mo said she was offered a coaching position not long after she started her job with the agency.