When Ralph Devlin’s teenage daughter began experiencing an anxiety attack, he didn’t know what to do. “It happened so quickly,” he recalls. “I really didn’t understand what was going on.” The following day she was admitted to Albertina Kerr’s Crisis Psychiatric Care facility.
Over the next month, Ralph and his wife visited their daughter every day. They also met regularly with her counselors and therapist. “She now sees a path instead of an ending; she has hope,” he says. “It was such a good experience—I thought, if I could ever give back I would.”
A few months later, Ralph found himself looking for a job after the construction company he worked for made pandemic-related lay-offs. That’s when he saw a job opening in Kerr’s Facilities Department. With high-level carpentry, electrical, and plumbing skills, Ralph brings his extensive expertise to Kerr.
Ralph says, “I really enjoy being able to help a program I believe in. Plus, I just love the people who work here. It’s just a wonderful place!”