“We take individual goals and mash it up with some passion,” Precious Myers-Brown, Chief Innovation Officer, shares with Alan Thornton, SJSC President and CEO in a candid conversation. As always, Precious Myers-Brown – or should we say, Chief Dream Officer—gives an inspiring account of how SJCS is thinking outside the box as we put Person-Centered techniques into effect to best support the marginalized individuals who rely on SJCS for a variety of services, in finding equality, opportunity, and inclusion. They discuss when others would see barriers in the way they serve individuals, SJCS only sees opportunity. These supports go well beyond efficiency or convenience, instead focusing on the life aspirations and goals of the individuals we serve. Through enabling technologies, SJCS provides greater levels of independence and connects those we serve to vital therapies and support services.
SJCS strongly believes that regardless of an individual’s circumstance, whether that be economic status, race, religion, age, mental or physical disability, sex, sexual orientation or identity—the people we serve, our employees and those we encounter in the communities we serve, deserve the right and opportunity to live their best lives. Our video series Advocates for All, are compilations of candid, personal and in-depth interviews with individuals sharing their experiences, ideas, and thoughts on what it means to be an advocate, an ally, and a member of our incredibly diverse community.
We are St. John’s Community Services and we are Advocates for All!