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Reflecting on Vel Phillips and Her Many Firsts

As a young girl, I had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Vel Phillips. My grandmother worked at the Vel Phillips YWCA, located on North Teutonia Avenue,…

A Committee Committed to Wellness

Work committees provide cross-agency staff with reasons to interact with each other in ways that are informal yet productive. According to Bain &…

A Call to Care: Next Steps

Posted on Mar 14th, 2018 - By Tim Grove, Chief Clinical Officer - 2 Comments

Wow. Oprah’s leading the discussion! This is such an unforgettable moment for all of us committed to addressing the issues of adversity, trauma…

3 (More) Questions with SaintA Equity Council

Posted on Feb 26th, 2018 - By SaintA Equity Council Members - 0 Comments

Last week, we published 5 Questions with SaintA Equity Council and today, we have a follow up for you. Read below for 3 (More) Questions with SaintA…

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Mental Health Support for Foster Youth: #FosterChat Recap

Posted on Jul 12th, 2018 - By SaintA - 0 Comments

On Wednesday, July 11, 2018 we hosted our #FosterChat on Twitter (@SaintAorg), in partnership with the Coalition for Children, Youth & Families and…

SaintA LGBTQ Affinity Group

Posted on Jun 28th, 2018 - By SaintA - 0 Comments

As part of its inclusivity work, the SaintA Equity Council is proud to sponsor the LGBTQ Affinity Group. The group was founded by Monika Walbergh,…

In the United States, Let’s Choose the Children

Posted on Jun 21st, 2018 - By SaintA - 0 Comments

The images of despair at our southern border have been difficult to watch, and even harder to comprehend. We are encouraged by yesterday’s…

LGBTQ+ Foster Youth: #FosterChat Recap

Posted on Jun 15th, 2018 - By SaintA - 0 Comments

On Wednesday, June 13, 2018 we hosted our #FosterChat on Twitter (@SaintAorg), in partnership with the Coalition for Children, Youth & Families.…

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Father’s Day: A Redemption and Reunification Story

Posted on Jun 27th, 2018 - By SaintA - 0 Comments

(From GrowHope @ SaintA) When he was just a month old, Carter was removed from his parents’ care. His dad, Daquane, and his mother were still…

Called to Co-Parenting (and More!)

Posted on Apr 4th, 2018 - By SaintA - 0 Comments

(From GrowHope @ SaintA) On Saturday, May 5, from 9 a.m. – noon, SaintA will host its 3rd Annual Call to Action Day, a celebration of foster…

From Mini-Me to Family Member: Child-Specific Licensing

Posted on Mar 14th, 2018 - By SaintA - 0 Comments

(From GrowHope @ SaintA) When Crystal became a part of her local Big Brothers/Big Sisters chapter, she had no idea how significant of a role she…

The “Life-Changing” Story Oprah Reports This Week

Posted on Mar 9th, 2018 - By SaintA - 0 Comments

(From 60 Minutes Overtime) This week on 60 Minutes, Oprah Winfrey reports on childhood trauma: "This story has had more impact on me than practically…

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