I come from a small town on top of Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau. Though beautiful, it’s a pretty underserved community, and like many folks there, the odds were largely stacked against my success. But “community” was the relevant part of the equation; I owe my survival to support from countless people, many of whom barely knew me and had no reason to trust that their investment would ever pay off. My intention ever since has been to ensure that it will.
I am certain from my experiences that we are accountable to each other, and that we have tremendous power to encourage each other’s personal growth. As a DSP, my goal is to build a relationship where clients can directly and successfully confront their thorniest challenges and work towards their highest sense of purpose. It takes both the boldness to tell people what they might not want to hear, and the humility to accept that their wisdom and self-awareness often surpasses my own. Every single human being on this earth has the right, the need, and the ability to pursue their own destiny.
Eva Griffin is a DSP (Direct Support Professional) who joined CCS in 2017.