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Another eye-opening Champion in the Crisis interview between Alan Thornton, SJCS President & CEO, and John Jackson, Jr, Program Director of DC & DE. Mr. Jackson speaks on many different topics to his work with individuals with Disabilities and LGBTQ Homeless Youth in the SJCS OASIS program; to his experiences in America as a black man and how past and current events have shaped the compassion he has for all people driving him to work in a position where he is able to support others to live their best lives. One thing is for certain Mr.Jackson’s compassionate empathy for the individuals he supports holds a special place in his heart.

The novel coronavirus has changed many things, it has changed the way we work, interact, and communicate. It has created new standards of health safety. It is currently changing the economic landscape of our country as we all hunker down and wonder what it will be like to return to our daily lives. “During these times of uncertainty,” has become the first line of every email that hits our inbox, but during these times, one thing is certain, and that is, that COVID-19 has not changed the dedication of the team at SJCS. We are proud of how our team members have reacted in this pandemic, their level of selflessness, their caring for the vulnerable individuals they support, and their flexibility to help out in any way possible. Our team is amazing and have truly proven to be champions in the midst of this crisis.

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