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ALLAN GRIFFIN – An Unsung Hero

ALLAN GRIFFIN - An Unsung Hero

Allan Griffin is Turnbridge’s Unsung Hero for the month of November. Allan currently works as the Support Staff Manager for Phase II, having recently transitioned from a similar role in Phase I. As Support Staff Manager, Allan juggles several responsibilities at once, including resident coordination, time management, and transportation, in addition to managing the 8-10 members of the Phase II Support Staff. “We always have to have our fingers on the pulse,” Allan said. “I watch over the Phase II facility, and make sure we know where the residents are at all times. The most difficult part is multitasking. You never know what’s going to come up. It’s most important to make sure they’re safe and sound.” “I wanted to help people,” Allan said. “I wanted to give back what was given to me, and I wanted to be able to work with young guys who are trying to better their lives. The most rewarding part is seeing these guys change; seeing them come in broken or quiet and shy, and seeing them get a sense of self-worth. Seeing them grow into young men is incredible, and seeing that change makes it so worth it.”