Every year, in this week of the year is set aside to honor our Direct Support Professionals. Our DSPs are the people who carry out our mission 24 hours a day 365 days a year. It isn't an easy job and it calls for a person to be responsible for another individual's safety and, very often, fulfillment. That's not a position just anyone can fill.

To get an idea what it means to the people who do that job listen to Tawana from our Best Road residence:

Jason Cummins is a DSP in Day Services. He hasn't worked as a DSP as long as Tawana but all you have to do is talk to him to get a sense of how important his work is to him.

If you receive supports or have a family member who does, you don't have to be reminded about how important these professionals are.

    By Tom Schreck, Director of Communications


    Wildwood’s Spring Gala will be held Friday, April 27 from 7pm to 11pm at The Albany Capital Center. The gala is not only Wildwood’s premier fundraiser of the year, it is also Wildwood’s night to shine among people in the community. Guests who attend the gala are introduced to our organization in a grand and spectacular way and become better acquainted with the mission of Wildwood, the services we provide, and the lives that have been changed by Wildwood.

    There is a gourmet dinner, open bar, fabulous desserts, and music throughout the night by one of the region's best bands, Body and Soul. It is a great evening to celebrate Wildwood while having fun with friends, making some new ones, and networking with some of the areas most influential people.

    If you are interest in attending the gala or have questions about it, please contact Jennifer Lawrence in the Foundation Office at or 518.836.2318.


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