25 Years with ArcGNO

For someone who never applied to work for Arc of Greater New Orleans, Michelle Chaisson has had an indelible mark on the landscape of the non-profit. Director of human resources today, many staff would be surprised to learn that Chaisson never had intentions of working in HR, let alone that the department did not exist […]

DSP Spotlight: Shirley Blanche

My favorite DSP here at the Westwego Community Center is Ms. Shirley. The reason why I chose Ms. Shirley as my favorite DSP at the center is because she is a very sweet-hearted person to me and others. Ms. Shirley makes me feel important by going out of her way to help me and others. […]

DSP Kelly Sims and participant Meghan Ott take a silly photo

DSP Spotlight: Kelly Sims

  Kelly is my favorite Arc worker I ever met. Sometimes when I need help with any problems I have, that’ll be Kelly. Because she is the only one I can trust that I can count on. She brings good personality to make me happy with, with a good attitude. She brings happiness to everyone […]

DSP Spotlight: Donyell Williams

Donyell is very helpful. She and I work great together. I have no complaints working with your agency. It has been a pleasure for Riley and me, working with Donyell.   Donyell Williams is a support coordinator in ArcGNO’s Family Support Coordination department. She helps coordinate support for children with intellectual disabilities or developmental delays. Nicole Duferene […]

DSP April Darrensbourg and client Matthew Davis laugh during DSP Recognition Week

DSP Spotlight: April Darrensbourg

Ms. April is the most loving staff I have ever met. She is a great dancer at zumba and she always asks me what I want to do for the day. My favorite place to go with Ms. April is bowling. She makes it fun because she coaches me to help me get better. She […]

DSP Spotlight: Esconda Galmon

Esconda cares about me and loves me. I feel important because she came to the center, gives her time and engages me. I really enjoy riding bikes with Esconda. I want to wish her a happy DSP week and I am glad she chose to work here at the center. She is really making a […]

DSP Linda and client Kalap stand in front of the Krewe of Arc room

DSP Spotlight: Linda Wilson

Linda is my favorite DSP because she is a good person. She is funny and makes me laugh a lot. She makes me feel important by including me into activities for the transportation department. My favorite thing to do with her is going to see movies. I want to tell her that she is sweet […]

DSP Spotlight: Donna Sparks

Donna is my favorite DSP because she is pretty, nice, and she brings me to look at the drums. She helps me with my chores and makes my meals. She challenges me with my Xbox games…and I win. We go to baseball games and watch the Saints. This week I want to tell Donna that […]

DSP and client smiling at the lakefront

DSP Spotlight: Licia Bruard

          I love working with Ms. Licia because she is very nice. She buys us donuts, cookies, frosties, and chicken nuggets. She is our favorite supervisor and we love her. I like to help her pick up trash at the lakefront. I enjoy working with her on our mobile crew.   […]

DSP Spotlight: Patrice Johnson

  Hello my name is Danyelle Barnett. This week I have had the privilege of picking one of our DSP’s to be in the spotlight. Each one of you has worked tirelessly during the past year. This year I have chosen Ms. Patrice Johnson to be in the spotlight. Ms. Johnson is fun and caring. […]