Before coming to CSS I worked in a nursing home and I was looking for a change, while still staying in health care. I wanted to work with younger people so that I could make an impact in their lives. I feel like I’m doing that as a direct support professional. When I go home at the end of the day I know that I’ve helped someone. My mother died at a very very young age and so when I see someone who cannot help themselves or who cannot make their own judgement and I can be there and say this is good or this is not good. At the end of the day I can say at least I was able to help someone else get through the day.