Nothing is as meaningful to me as seeing the impact of my work on those whom I support in my role. As my students go on to pursue work and further education in the field I am grateful to have been a part of their journey.
But all that would not be worth it without the support of my colleagues and supervisors. They role model to me how to work with human beings above all, not just clients or employees or data points, and they extend this treatment to me as well, which makes this work sustainable and ever-enriching.
Ida Poberezovsky, Program Manager
We enjoy working at RAMS because we can show up as our authentic self without judgment or questioning. We feel valued, seen, appreciated, accepted and respected, always. For us, our working environment at the PWC is beyond awesome, amazing.
It’s truly, one-in-a-million. One of our most memorable experiences at RAMS was our introduction to RAMS when we were accepted into the very first cohort of the Peer Specialist Mental Health Certificate course (Fall 2010). We believed that it would change our lives and, it really did! It gave us the courage to pursue five years of work related continuing education and launched our amazing and empowering career at RAMS as Peer Counselors.
Peter Dale, Peer Supervisor & Chica, Service Dog and Staff Morale Manager
Whenever I’m asked why I enjoy working at RAMS my answer is always the same. The culture and the people. I think the caring nature of the people at RAMS is a direct result of a supportive culture that has been cultivated over decades.
I recall an All Staff meeting that occurred when we suspended in person operations due to Covid. A large part of RAMS work is direct service and there was some understandable anxiety about job security. We were reassured by management there would be no lay offs and people would remain on salary. In this same all staff meeting person after person expressed their concerns for the individuals, we would not be able to provide service to. It was in that moment that I knew I had become a part of something special.
Roland Brower, Peer Supervisor for SCRT
I like working at RAMS because they gave me a second chance at regaining my place in the Employment world and a way to better myself in the process. RAMS is one of the few Employers that lets people be themselves and even more so helps individual find their own path to fulfillment and self preservation.
RAMS is most Iconic for “meeting people where they’re at” without judgment or conflict. Working at RAMS Inc. has helped me retrieve my self confidence, self esteem and self worth, which helps me better serve our communities in even the smallest ways. Mental health is a very real crisis in our world today and RAMS Inc. presents a resourceful way to mitigating that stigma in our communities. I am honored to be a part of the RAMS Vision.
Yvette Dunaway, Peer Admin Program Support/Receptionist
What I’ve enjoyed about working at RAMS Hire-Ability is that I’m able to provide a meaningful service to the San Francisco community. Our vocational programs provide people structure, socialization, and a sense of belonging and purpose and from that, I’ve seen many people thrive.
My experience at RAMS Hire-Ability has been of support and collaboration. Whenever I have a question or I’m not sure how to fix an issue, I know I can go to my director and/or coworkers for guidance and we work as team to provide our community the best service possible.
Belinda Nguyen, Intake Coordinator