Community Options & Resources (COR) is a private, non-profit organization which provides residential and in-home support services to persons with disabilities in Martin, Jackson and Watonwan Counties. The COR mission is to provide a service promoting the ability of each individual to lead a productive and enjoyable life in all environments with the support of professionally skilled staff.
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Doris (right) started as a Direct Support Professional with COR in July 2017. She transferred to another site in October 2019 and has this to say: “I have had the opportunity to work with 4 ladies [in Sherburn] and thoroughly enjoy it. The ladies are very close and enjoy daily teasing and laughing, sometimes this can be at staff’s expense but always in fun.
Debra (left) and I enjoy shopping, eating lunch at Hy-Vee, and an occasional movie. Debra’s favorite thing to do is go shopping, but the next would be watching the Minnesota Twins. She has quite a collection of memorabilia including Twins-themed curtains, bobble heads, posters, not to mention her Twins attire. Debra wishes the Twins played year-round; when the season ends, it is a sad day at Prairie St. Debra has a big heart and continues to visit a former housemate at her new home. Debra likes to make people laugh by being silly. It is very important to Debra that she stay in contact with her family through visits, phone calls, and letters. Her sister Sylvia ensures Debra never runs out of her homemade strawberry jam from Illinois.
Debra will greet anyone who says “hi” with a big smile and a high five. Debra loves teasing people and will “April Fools” you all year long. Out and about, you will see Debra in her Twins apparel all year long as she is a true committed fan. Debra also carries a deck of cards in her pocket and is always looking for a game of “war”.