SJCS Stories

Spring Growth at St. John’s

Dear Friends, During the spring, I am filled by optimism from longer days, more sunshine, and increasingly warmer weather. For many of us, spring is a time for new beginnings when opportunities start to take root. At St. John’s Community Services, we are in a period of new growth and…...

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New Partnership with Harlan Morris

Pictured above, St. John’s staff welcomed to Trenton, TN by Mayor Ricky Jackson We are pleased to announce that Harlan Morris and St. John’s Community Services are actively pursuing Harlan Morris’s acquisition by St. John’s Community Services. We do this at the invitation of and in partnership with the Harlan…...

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Winter 2019 Newsletter

Expanding our Mission As you may know, we are in our 150th year of changing lives and building stronger communities. Throughout our history, we have been responsive to the changing needs of the communities we support. From the beginning, our services have slowly shifted from serving those wounded during the…...

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ART Options Celebrates Black History Month

This past month, our ART Options program in Washington, DC celebrated  Black History Month with a series honoring black history and culture! The ART Options program supports emerging artists to develop their own artistic voice and style, to gain new employment skills, and to engage with the arts community....

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Building Friendships through St. John’s

One of the best parts of my first year as President and CEO of St. John’s Community Services has been meeting the individuals we support and the staff that work with them. Our direct support professionals are some of the most loving and dedicated individuals I have ever met. They…...

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Make a Difference in Your Community

My family, like many of yours, celebrates the holidays by preparing and sharing meals. My daughters are prolific bakers, so we always have pies, cookies, and sweets. For me, the time spent with my girls in the kitchen, and later, with friends and family sharing a meal, brings us closer…...

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Fall Newsletter 2018

Postcards from St. John’s As the warm weather starts to change and autumn begins to take hold, I have been reflecting on my summer. My girls were out of school and we had a great trip to the beach. Spending time relaxing with friends, family and loved ones is rejuvenating.…...

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Summer Newsletter 2018

Building on a Legacy of Service 2018 marks the 150th year of St. John’s Community Services. From our inception, St. John’s has been dedicated to changing lives and building strong, inclusive communities for all. Since 1868, we have been forward-thinking, engaged, and prepared to embrace change....

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Tony and Alex’s Beach Vacation

By Jodi Albright, SJCS Program Coordinator Last week, Tony and Alex, with the support of St. John’s Staff Oji and Jodi (that’s me,) took a refreshing vacation to Rehoboth Beach! Rehobeth is a few hours from Alex and Tony’s St. John’s supported home in DC. We arrived in the afternoon…...

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A View of St. John’s Children’s Home

Pat Gieger and her sister spent five years in the St. John’s Children’s Home in the 1920’s after their parents divorced. In 1966, she wrote some of her memories from that time. Below are excerpts related to her time at the home. For more information about Pat and to read…...

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