Dillon’s Story

ChildServe Homes offer kids the power of choice. Dillon McHugh, Lead SCL Home Supervisor has seen how the ability to make choices can channel a reaction of great life moments. 

At the age of 12, Dillon knew he wanted to work in a healthcare role, due to his experience growing up with a family member diagnosed with an intellectual disability. Today, he goes above and beyond to ensure kids and young adults at ChildServe are striving for personal goals. 

Dillon makes it a priority to get to know and understand the kids he works with. Logan, an individual he serves, came with no exception. Whether they are scrubbing the dishes, pulling out stubborn weeds in their garden or talking strategy over the Nintendo Switch, it is clear they’ve formed a special friendship. 

“Logan wanted to learn fishing skills because it is important to him and also increases the value of his relationship with his brother,” said Dillon. “I took Logan fishing and taught him skills. He was working on something that he really wanted to work on. He was completely engaged and spoke about it for a month afterward.”

Dillon spent time in the Army where he learned leadership skills that carry over in his position as a supervisor. His caring heart shines through with his ability to create relationships with the young adults and kids he serves.

“I want our kids to work towards their own life goals that they choose,” said Dillon. “When I think about the lives of people I value and love most, they all work towards goals that are unique to them. I want our kids to have this, and I love that ChildServe encourages this!”

If you’re interested in working with mission-driven team members like Dillon to make a positive impact for children with special healthcare needs, check out our job opportunities.

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ChildServe improves the health and well-being of 4,600 children each year through specialized clinical, home, and community-based programs and services. We serve children with developmental delays, disabilities, injuries, and other special healthcare needs.

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