I was once told that the meaning of life is loving, caring, and sharing. I try to live up to these standards but so often I’m humbled by people who truly live their lives through these powerful words.

When I was assigned The Centers for Habilitation, I knew it was going to be a challenging assignment, not only from a technical standpoint but also an emotional one. Many of the TCH clients are living with severe disabilities and in need of full-time care.

I spoke with my TCH contact Dawn and I raised the obvious question? How much documentary are you comfortable with. She exclaimed, we have the releases and you can’t avoid the obvious. I understand and appreciate the compassion, photograph away and do your thing. You’re the professional. I was happy to hear that and was excited to start the project.

I shot pictures for a few days and I saw and did everything. I had complete access and it was a joy to photograph the clients and witness the TCH professional’s work.

Adult care is without a doubt a difficult job. I have deep respect and admiration for the caregivers at The Centers for Habilitation. My sincerest thanks goes to them for letting me into their world.

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