Community Living of Rhode Island
DSP of the Year

Community Living of Rhode Island is excited to announce our initiative to select a Direct Support Professional of the Year. This time around, we have decided to do things a little different and have you provide input into the selection process. We understand that working in the field gives you so much insight into the hard work and dedication your colleagues provide for the agency.


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We have seen first-hand in the past year the incredible work our direct support professionals (DSPs) have done to ensure the safety, well-being and inclusion in the community of the people we support. We couldn't be more excited to celebrate the achievements of so many outstanding DSPs and that is why we're excited to invite you to nominate one of your peers for DSP of the year !!


The winner will be recognized  for ANCOR's 2022 Direct Support Professional of the Year Awards and represent Rhode Island !! 


Nominations will be accepted no later than Wednesday November 24, 2021.

Purpose of the Award

The DSP of the Year Award is an award of excellence given annually to a Direct Support Professional whose dedication, advocacy, compassion, competence, person-centered approaches and collaboration results in improved quality of life, health and wellness, and/or opportunities for the individuals we serve. The DSP of the year is a strong staff who has demonstrated and contributed to the mission and goals of Community Living of Rhode Island.


A Direct Support Professional who currently works Full-Time or Part- Time are eligible to be nominated for DSP of the year. Employee must have at least one year of continuous employment with CLRI.


The nomination process is completely online and requires that you complete the nomination form below no later than November 24,2021.

Nomination Form

Complete the questionnaire below to nominate your peer for CLRI's DSP of the Year. 

* Each staff can only nominate once.

1575 South County Trail

East Greenwich, Rhode Island 02818

Tel: 401-886-9006

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