Mental Health Warrior: Kaley Aragon

More hearts the size of Kaley Aragon’s are needed within this world. With a passion to help people, Kaley decided to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree, premedical track, from Liberty University. After working as a residential sponsor, Kaley was led to the Guardianship program at Family Service of Roanoke Valley.

The Guardianship program provides court appointed guardianship to participants within the community who do not have family or friends to fulfill the role. They provide support for the individual by making decisions to help the person live their best life. Such decisions range from medical choices to where they will live.

Kaley specifically works to provide extended support for the care team, which is the people and/or organization responsible for the individual’s daily needs. She works closely with this team to help create a life that is important to the individual.

Her passion and drive to help others comes from the desire to see others navigate life with a smile on their face and a feeling of purpose within their hearts. She has a long history of working with individuals who possess an intellectual disability. Prior to working with Family Service, Kaley took care of individuals with disabilities within her home.

“I have always had a passion and drive to help them ensure that they are provided with the same quality of life as someone who lives without disabilities.”

Her favorite part of the work day is meeting with clients. She loves getting to know each person and their unique personalities, and finding special quirks about her clients makes her love them even more.

Outside of keeping up with her two-year-old and six-month-old children, she can be found volunteering with the youth groups at her church. To unwind Kaley loves picking up a new DIY project. She is prone to spending time in Michael’s Craft Store and coming out with a new project to tackle.

Her favorite quote comes from Maya Angelou:

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”