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SJCS Stories

Delaware Employment Success

The Western YMCA of Delaware in Newark was busy all summer. At the center of the action was Anne, who has been successfully employed as Membership Associate for over a year. SJCS helped Anne find and hold this position. Our Employment Specialist, Donna Hopkins, developed this customized role in partnership…...

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We Support the DSP Rate Act!

Valerie, a Direct Support Provider (DSP), has been working with St. John’s for over eight years. In that time she has helped Nelson, one of the individuals we support, break out of his shell. He now enjoys time in the community, does his own housekeeping, and has plans for the…...

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Spring Newsletter 2019

The history of St. John’s has been one of growth and change, slowly working to best meet the needs of the communities we support. Over the past year, we have been working to identify our strengths and how our expertise and values can best meet the needs of communities. In…...

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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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