Human Support Services (HSS) is pleased to announce the promotion of Katie Phelps from a part time to a full time direct care worker; she will be employed at the “Waterloo/Main” apartment sites. Katie resides in Coulterville and enjoys reading, being outdoors and playing in a pool league. In addition to working full time, she also attends school full time and works part time in Sparta. She has been with HSS since late June 2014. Katie will help developmentally delayed clients live as independently as possible in the community. In this role, she teaches/assists with daily living skills, passes medications, and provides social skills training. She is supervised by Site Manager Bobbi Walters. HSS provides 24-hour supervision to about 40 developmentally delayed or mentally ill clients.
The mission of HSS is to provide high quality, comprehensive services to Monroe County residents with mental health or substance abuse needs, or developmental disabilities. HSS is a private, non-profit community resource founded in 1973, providing confidential COA-accredited services. Thanks to the United Way of Greater St. Louis and the local Monroe County Community Mental Health Funding Board (H.B. 708), HSS can set fees that are affordable. For further information, call 618-939-4444, visit www.hss1.org or become a friend on Facebook.