Prior to starting With a Little Help, I worked with special need populations and had created several small businesses. In 1999, I was looking for something different and became interested in working with seniors, so I went to work at a retirement community.
It was then that I realized many senior citizens, no matter where they live, spend far too many hours alone and simply receiving a bit of loving one-on-one attention made an amazing difference in their day. Read more about our story
I created With a Little Help to encourage seniors and those with special needs to stay engaged in life, to lessen their isolation, and to assist with tasks of daily living. I was the company’s first caregiver and knew that I wanted to hire people who would provide the same level of detailed, loving care that I was personally providing. This meant finding mature, educated, compassionate individuals with flexible schedules who have an interest in being of service to others. We continue to attract caregivers who meet this profile by offering a wage that is higher than the norm in this industry. Today, over 12 years later, my dream continues to grow. We currently have over 100 professional caregivers and an excellent team supporting them. The quality of our staff truly sets us apart in the field of senior care.
As passionate as I am about my work, I have found an equal passion in my volunteer time. In 2005, I became connected with Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village program, whose goal is to eliminate poverty housing worldwide. I have had amazing educational and cultural experiences while building homes in Seattle, on a reservation in South Dakota, in a township in South Africa, on the steppes of Mongolia, in Northern Thailand, and in Guatemala. I come home from these journeys reinvigorated and happy to return to the work I love.
Our steady growth since the Fall of 1999 has affirmed that I have been guided in the right direction. I feel greatly blessed by this opportunity to be of service to seniors and their families.
MAYOR’S SMALL BUSINESS AWARD VIDEO
We’re proud of our accomplishments over the years. While we’ve grown since winning The 2007 Mayor’s Small Business Award when this video was created, our values continue to be at the forefront of everything we do. We will always strive to have a positive impact on the lives of our clients, their families and our employees.
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