2022 Grafton Annual Report:


Our team has always taken extraordinary measures to care for clients, never more so than during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to our employees’ dedication and hard work, we came through the crisis stronger than ever. 

Grafton’s multidisciplinary team, which is comprised of committed, caring, and passionate people, is its greatest asset. We often say that working at Grafton is more than a job—it’s a calling. After reading what our employees have to say, you will know exactly what we mean by that.

Michael Wilfred, Behavior Specialist

“My favorite part of this job is getting to build rapport with each individual kid. I love all the children we work with, and it’s so gratifying to get to bond with them and learn about their strengths. The kids here need someone who can be patient and believe they’re worth working for. It’s really satisfying to help them work toward and achieve their own success.”

Missie Tylen, Lead Residential Instructor

“To be successful in the life of one of our clients is my favorite thing. I love having the ability to make a difference every single day.”

Ray Crosen, Executive Director of Grafton’s Richmond Program

“Grafton has been my family from day one. Even though we’re a big business now, it has always had that family atmosphere because I’ve had so many great relationships with so many wonderful people… For me, it’s really about the special connections with the people I work with. Those relationships have been my key to success.”

“Seeing the relationships between the staff and students here is amazing. I’m in awe of the teachers, assistants, and direct support staff who…come to work every day with a positive attitude. It’s such a selfless thing to do, and I know this clientele needs and deserves that.”

– Calisa Edwards, Grafton Nurse Manager