How caring for others changed Donna’s life

Fifteen years ago, Donna Haar worked as a factory supervisor in regional South Australia. 

It was then that she found her calling. 

“All my three kids were in school at the time, so I was able to study my Certificate III in Aged Care during the day, while working the night shifts full-time’ she said. 

“I did my four-week placement at Resthaven Craigmore, and it was here that I learned of Resthaven’s services in the community, which quickly became of interest to me.” 

In 2007, Donna completed her certificate, and applied to Resthaven Paradise Community Services. 

“I thoroughly enjoyed working in clients’ homes. As a Home Support Worker, I met with the same clients each week, and was able to build strong connections, and I loved being able to see their progress.” 

With an interest to have more involvement in developing clients’ care and support plans, Donna moved up to Program Assistant, and then Coordinator at the Not For Profit’s Northern Community Services, where she is now. 

“I have made beautiful friendships over the years, and have even managed to support one client through my entire time with Resthaven,” she added. 

“No matter your circumstances, there is something for everyone here—take it from me, you won’t turn back!” 

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