Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Human Support Services (HSS) is pleased to announce the hire of Melissa Black as a full time direct care worker at the “Bradford” apartment sites.  Melissa enjoys taking her daughter to the park and spending time with her fiancĂ©.   She comes to HSS with experience in caregiving.  Melissa will teach mentally ill clients daily living skills to help them 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 Dawn Garner.  HSS provides 24-hour supervision to 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.