Who We Are

Our Journey

  • Jul 12, 2019

    July 12th, 2019

    Artemis Supports is incorporated.

  • Jul 12, 2019

    November 1st, 2019

    Artemis Supports is Qualified by the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP).

  • Jul 12, 2019

    January 9th, 2020

    Artemis Supports hires first staff.

    Julie and Emily Bonar

  • Jul 12, 2019

    January 21st, 2020

    Met with first Individual and her family.

  • Jul 12, 2019

    January 30th, 2020

    First service provided!

Why Artemis?

Artemis began its journey in March of 2019 as a means to address the direct support professional (DSP) crisis, and ultimately make an impact on the unmet needs in Westmoreland County. Inadequate wages, emotional burnout, and high turnover among DSPs result in inconsistent support to individuals in need of services, which disrupts and limits their progress toward independence.

It is Artemis’ mission to support Individuals in achieving or maintaining a full, inclusive, independent and meaningful lifestyle.

Competency-based training, competitive wages, opportunities for career growth, recognition of their professional skills, and programs to manage stress and eliminate burnout are among the ways we care for our service providers and address their own needs. By investing in and caring for our workforce, we not only create rewarding, long-term employment opportunities for DSPs, but doing so allows us to offer superior and stable care to the individuals we serve.

About Julie Bisi

Through a variety of lenses, I have seen firsthand why people who wanted nothing more than to help others had a hard time making ends meet, coping with the demands of their jobs, and remaining in the field.

I knew there had to be a solution. So, I began to crunch numbers and considered all the obstacles I had observed in this industry and found that there truly was a better way. For starters, I firmly believe that the better I am able to meet the needs of our caregivers and to help them grow professionally, the better we will be able to meet the needs of and provide top-quality services to those whom we support! My dream became that of a family; a family of caregivers all on the same journey to support you on your road to independence.

What Our Logo Represents:

The arrow denotes the trajectory in the Lifecourse Framework Materials. This is the arrow that is always pointing toward our outcomes, our life’s work, and dreams. It’s what led me to all of you and, hopefully, to many others in the future!

The font was chosen because it seemed to be playful but not childlike. To me, it seemed to have a pleasant and carefree flow to it – the way life should be.

I chose the colors because I am a lover of nature! Two of my favorite past times are working in my garden and sitting on my patio watching the day turn into night. I wanted my logo to represent me because I do my best work when I am surrounded by the things I love. My ultimate goal is to ensure that you, too, have every opportunity to constantly be immersed in and surrounded by the things, people, and activities you love by providing you with the supports you need to make this happen.

  • Purple represents the night sky
  • Green represents our great, green earth

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