This month’s staff spotlight is shining on Crystal Pease, house manager at one of our residential homes.

Crystal had been working in retail when her life changed dramatically due to a diagnosis of breast cancer. When her health allowed her to return to work, Crystal craved a position where she could give back to the community, that was when she found Living Resources and we are so grateful that she did. Crystal has been a part of the Living Resources family for more than nine years, currently in the role of House Manager. Crystal, balances caring for all the basic needs of those she supports together with ensuring they have wonderful opportunities to explore and have a great time. They recently went to the Botanical Gardens in New York City and have several more trips planned over the summer to Medieval Times, Boston Whale Watch, Americade, Lake George Cruise, and the Renaissance Fair. It is no small undertaking to transport the many individuals she and her team support as most require wheelchairs and have high medical needs.

Because of the high medical needs of the individuals supported in this home, Crystal and her team can often be found trekking to a rehabilitation facility to deliver treats when one of their individuals is in need. The home that Crystal manages with such compassionate care is cheerfully decorated for every holiday and each individual’s portrait hangs on the Living Room wall of their home, truly signifying that this is their home!

In Crystal’s words, “I have the greatest job in the whole world … we get out and enjoy life alongside those we support. The position comes with gratitude at the end of the day, which makes me feel good about myself.”

We celebrate and thank Crystal and her wonderful team for making a difference every day and never losing sight of our mission to support and empower individuals with disabilities or other life-challenging conditions to live with dignity, independence, and happiness.