Crystal's 20 years at Aacres

November 9, 2020  BY AACRES WASHINGTON


Hi, my name is Crystal Estrada and I have worked at Aacres Vancouver for 20 years. In my years with Aacres, I have supported the individuals in many different ways. I have worked to expand my knowledge and experience in a number of roles in order to provide the best support for our individuals.  After all my different support roles, I found that my passion is working directly with the individuals in their homes. Currently, I am a Team Coordinator directly supporting the  individuals and staff and I enjoy coming to work and seeing the growth in our individuals. It is satisfying teaching and learning new things with the individuals we support. 

Every individual has something different to offer and every day can be something new or even challenging. Either working on long term goals and living skills or learning a new skill and gaining their independence through persistence and dedication. It makes me smile and realize I need them as much they need me and I make a difference.


Read what Dan Walz, Training Lead at Aacres, had to say about employee, Crystal Estrada. 

Crystal Estrada has been a DSP for Aacres for over 20 years and is well liked by all staff and the people we support. She has the ability to work with any of our individuals no matter the level of their support needs or their behavioral challenges. Her positive caring nature helps people feel safe and respected. Crystal’s hard work and diligence has greatly improved the quality of life for the individuals that she supports on a daily basis or when filling in to cover a shift. She always puts the needs of our individuals first and is a strong advocate for their rights as well as assuring that their physical, mental and emotional needs are addressed.  

As a Team Coordinator and Peer Coach, she has helped train and support staff and is a role model of Aacres’ Service promises; Crystal is a model of Positivity and always has a smile and kind word to give to others. She shows Respect in every interaction with our individuals and is Responsive to the needs of others. She always follows through with requests from our individuals and goes Above and Beyond every day as she supports her team and cares for our individuals.