Dare Olufewo – Nominee, MITC 2021 Hero Award
Dare is a direct support professional (DSP) who works in a staffed residence in Connecticut. Dare demonstrates the utmost dedication towards the people he supports as well as his co-workers. Dare is attentive and takes the time to just sit and chat and listen. When the people he supports want something, he finds a way to help them get it. He was the key person in making sure one individual in particular increased his contact with his mom and dad during the pandemic. He assisted him to use online tools at first, and then taught him how to follow safety guidelines so he could resume in-person visits. Dare has a strong commitment to teamwork, helping everyone work together smoothly, even during stressful times.