Every two weeks, we highlight one of our amazing home visitors so you can get to know us a little better and see why we love home visiting.


Joy | Home Visitor | Joliet Jumpstart Office

I have been working for Jumpstart for one year! Hooray! Before working at Jumpstart I worked in several different positions teaching English to children who were speakers of other languages, as well as tutoring at-risk children in reading and writing skills.

My favorite part of home visiting is supporting families as they examine their strengths and goals, and partnering with them to map out a plan to reach their goals! There is something so beautiful about it when families find their own strengths and unique abilities. My favorite children’s book was actually a gift from a coworker–The Rabbit Listened. It makes me cry every time.

Joy