Champions
in the Crisis

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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Mr. Jackson speaks on many different topics to his work with individuals with Disabilities and LGBTQ…More

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“At SJCS we aren’t just passing, we’re getting straight A’s,” – David Bennett, Vice President of…Read More

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This week’s #ChampionsintheCrisis interview highlights two of our own with an inspirational…Read More

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“St. John’s is Alex’s lifeline. We want Alex’s life to be the best it can be for who he is, and…Read More

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At SJCS, growth and innovation are part of our DNA, and even during…Read More

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Steve Simms, our Director of Nursing, shares the new challenges he and his team…Read More

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With many of the vulnerable populations SJCS supports, social distancing is difficult…Read More

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At Harlan Morris, our Elder Services Retirement Community in Tennessee, we instituted…Read More

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Have you gotten your flu shot?! Doing our best to keep the vulnerable individuals safe and healthy. ... See MoreSee Less

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Have you gotten your flu shot?! Doing our best to keep the vulnerable individuals safe and healthy.

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I recognize that face behind the mask! Sweet guy💜

This week’s #FrontLineFriday is Dorothy walker who has been with SJCS for just about 2 years. She works in our Oasis program with youth who are experiencing homelessness.

“She is truly a people person and is really at home working with our guys in the field. Even though she has only been with the OASIS Program for a short period, she has begun building healthy relationships with our 3 participants. The guys in our program really enjoy her so much, because she is straightforward and truly shows them she cares and they can feel that love. Dorothy really makes my job a lot easier and I can relax a little because I know she really cares.”- John Jackson, Program Director

And when asked why she loves what she does Dorothy shared, “because of the feeling I get from seeing the people I support reach the next level in their life, even though it may be something you or I may take for granted, it’s a big thing to them. Seeing them excited about getting their own place or learning to fill out money orders, gives them that sense of being a part of life and finally getting to a place where they are being understood. I am a humanitarian and I believe that everyone should have and live a life they want regardless of what labels society put on you. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to make someone's life better” and that Ms. Walker is why you are amazing and we are lucky to have you!!! Thank you!
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This week’s #FrontLineFriday is Dorothy walker who has been with SJCS for just about 2 years. She works in our Oasis program with youth who are experiencing homelessness. 

“She is truly a people person and is really at home working with our guys in the field. Even though she has only been with the OASIS Program for a short period, she has begun building healthy relationships with our 3 participants. The guys in our program really enjoy her so much, because she is straightforward and truly shows them she cares and they can feel that love. Dorothy really makes my job a lot easier and I can relax a little because I know she really cares.”- John Jackson, Program Director

And when asked why she loves what she does Dorothy shared, “because of the feeling I get from seeing the people I support reach the next level in their life, even though it may be something you or I may take for granted, it’s a big thing to them. Seeing them excited about getting their own place or learning to fill out money orders, gives them that sense of being a part of life and finally getting to a place where they are being understood. I am a humanitarian and I believe that everyone should have and live a life they want regardless of what labels society put on you. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to make someones life better” and that Ms. Walker is why you are amazing and we are lucky to have you!!! Thank you!

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Thanks Dorothy for all you do!!

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Advancing Community During a Time of Crisis

We are all experiencing the effects of isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic and realizing how very important personal connections are especially in a time of uncertainty. At SJCS our Mission is to advance inclusive communities, however, the new norm of social distancing we are having to re-imagine what that means. On a daily basis we are leveraging technology to connect the people we support with their loved ones and vital services and therapies. If there is one thing this world health crisis is teaching us, it is how very important a sense of community is, even if we have to rethink and change the way we connect with each other while apart.

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