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Pillars in Action: Heritage

August 11, 2017

The team at SJH, all departments and all shifts, has spent the past year taking time to dive deep into our Four Pillars.  Some of these deep dives took the form of small group discussions. I had the pleasure of attending a wonderful small group on Heritage.  During the discussion time each of us took. . .

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Pillars in Action: Gentle Presence

August 3, 2017

St. Joseph Home is about relationships and companionship. Whether it is the caregiver to resident relationship, staff to family, staff to staff, volunteer to resident, and so on. So many relationships make St. Joseph Home an inspiring place. As John McGee coined in his theory on Gentle Teaching (or Gentle Presence as we refer to. . .

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Pillars in Action: Day Program

July 27, 2017

Last week as I was walking up to the Day Program I was taken back by the beauty of the landscaping and garden boxes. It was absolutely stunning! I decided to take a stroll down the pathway that has all of the garden boxes and planters alongside to take it all in. As I did there. . .

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Pillars in Action: Community

July 21, 2017

As you walk the halls of any St. Joseph Home program you can feel the unconditional love, hear the murmur of individuals finding their voice and see the excitement of the possibilities each person possesses. A few weeks ago I had the privilege to experience all of this first hand while talking to a parent. . .

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Pillars in Action

July 14, 2017

Over the coming weeks, St. Joseph Home will be launching a community conversation that we are calling Pillars in Action (#pillarsinaction). For several years, St. Joseph Home has been guided by the Pillars of Heritage, Community, Gentle Presence, and Servant Leadership. These pillars are found in everything from the subtle day-to-day interactions of our staff. . .

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Celebrate Giving Back

April 26, 2017

Happy Volunteer Appreciation Week! We take this week to thank those individuals who have chosen to take time out of their busy schedules to become a significant part of our community. These individuals believe in the St. Joseph Home mission and out of the goodness of their hearts come to support it and ask for. . .

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Being Supportive…

July 7, 2016

Since the Harold C. Schott Respite Center opened its doors in 1998, more than 200 families have taken part in the program.  Individual visits range from a couple days to around a week.  The time at SJH provides families the ability to have a physical and emotional break from the demands of caring for a. . .

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The Importance of Customer Service

June 20, 2016

St. Joseph Home has a lot of moving parts that help provide top notch service and care for our residents and respite guests which include staff, volunteers, parents and vendors.  Each part of this organization is fully committed to serving and providing the best possible care for our residents and respite guests on a daily. . .

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Papal Year of Mercy Sheds Light on SJH Four Pillars

April 27, 2016

“What moved Jesus was nothing other than mercy, with which he read the hearts of those he encountered and responded to their deepest needs.” Pope Francis has declared Dec 8, 2015 to Nov 20, 2016 A Year of Mercy, “Go out and practice the meaningful embrace of God.” Many may feel called to join in. . .

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Fiscal Responsibility

April 7, 2016

At the heart of every organization, mission drives everyday activities.  St. Joseph Home is no different; mission is at the forefront of everything we do from the care we give all the way to the budget and strategic direction of the organization.  As with many businesses and organizations, budgeting is an important planning time for. . .

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