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- COVID-19 UPDATE!
St. John’s is closely monitoring COVID-19 and its impact and following guidelines and recommendations from the CDC and local health officials and authorities.Fred Rogers famously said in an interview that his mother would tell him to “always look for the helpers” when a catastrophe occurred. “There will always be helpers,” he said, citing medical workers and others who come into a troubled situation. “Because if you look for the helpers, you’ll know there’s hope.”We have heard from many of you wishing to be a helper – thank you! In that spirit of looking for helpers, we are in need of helpers to help fill the resource gaps to maintain steady program delivery during these unprecedented and uncertain times You can help by:
- Donating online by clicking here.
- Being a leader in assisting St. John’s to find more helpers by sharing this link on your social media pages: tinyurl.com/s3wcmch
- Donating much-needed items like hand sanitizer and other health and hygiene products such as hand and body soap, body lotion, toothpaste, shampoo and condition, deodorant, etc. If you would like to help in this way, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information and details.
St. John’s Residence for Boys has placed considerable attention on preparing to support our mission and ensure the health and well-being of our residents and workers due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19 infection in the United States. We are hoping, sooner or later, that comfort, healing, and normalcy will come to us all.
- St. John’s Residence for Boys is postponing/canceling the Friends Raiser Event in an abundance of caution and self-distancing. We are going to keep you updated on new dates.
- (New York, NY, January 11, 2019) –St. John’s Residence for Boys, Inc. (St. John’s) and Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York (Little Flower) announced that they have entered into an affiliation agreement. Both organizations, each with a deep history and strong ties in their communities, will retain their independent identities and Boards but will be stronger together in an affiliated structure. This partnership will allow for increased collaboration as a means to continue the missions of each organization, to increase efficiency in the programs and services offered and to broaden those services to a growing base in the communities they serve. St. John’s will have the ability to draw from Little Flower’s larger operational systems while the combined service footprint and services offered by the affiliated organizations will create a deeper and broader regional presence.
- The Community Advisory Board meeting at the St. John’s Residence for Boys, Monday, Jan 13, 2020, was brief with a positive outlook for the new year. The meeting opened with the Executive Director of St. John’s, Jennifer Horsley, inviting Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy Chief Alex Zablocki to speak briefly on a new partnership that would bring more volunteer opportunities to residents of the St. John’s home. For more info https://www.rockawave.com/articles/sjh-community-advisory-board-meeting-shares-rockaway-parks-conservancy-colab/
- July 18th, 2019 -A six-month trial-by-fire in dealing with several of the issues affecting St. John’s Residence for Boys (SJRB) has proven to be a rewarding endeavor for Jennifer Horsley, who was recently appointed as the facility’s permanent Executive Director. For more on this story see https://www.rockawave.com/articles/here-to-stay/