Our April Aide of the Month, Melissa Phillips was inspired to get into the field of helping others by her daughter living with Autism. Melissa knows that helping others takes patience, hard work, and a lot of love, and that's exactly what she brings to her work at Blossom.
Melissa enjoys working one-on-one with individuals and has been working with her client for about a year. Melissa likes really getting to know that person and Extends the Family by helping them through the tough times. When her client is dealing with hard times, Melissa tries to be the light to keep them feeling positive and inspired.
Before coming to work at Blossom, Melissa worked in retail as a store manager for over 15 years. Her years of work went unappreciated, leading her to Blossom where she could use her kind-hearted nature, patience, and strength to make a difference in the lives of those she is working with.
Working with Blossom for the last year has been rewarding for Melissa. Being a helper and a doer makes her feel good, so transitioning from retail to this field was the right fit. “I like to help people and wherever I can help somebody, I try to help them.”
Outside of work, Melissa wears her mom hat with pride. Melissa is a mom of three; two sons and a daughter, and she stays busy keeping up with them. When Melissa isn’t working or busy with her kids, she enjoys reading and watching some guilty pleasure TV shows, such as, Good Doctor, 911, and This is Us.
“Somebody once told me that it takes a special kind of person to work with the people that I work with, and I know that it does.” We couldn't agree more, and we are lucky to have a special person like you working here!