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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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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.…

National Nonprofit Leader and Innovator Joins SaintA as Vice President of Strategy, Innovation

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

SaintA has announced that Polina Makievsky will join the national leader in trauma-informed care on June 18 as Vice President of Strategy and…

Youth Transitioning to Adulthood: #FosterChat Recap

Posted on May 10th, 2018 - By SaintA - 0 Comments

On Wednesday, May 9, 2018 we hosted our #FosterChat on Twitter (@SaintAorg), in partnership with the Coalition for Children, Youth & Families and…

Trauma Informed Care Discussed Internationally

Posted on Apr 26th, 2018 - By SaintA - 0 Comments

On April 5, SaintA participated in an international discussion about the importance of trauma-informed care. Wisconsin First Lady Tonette Walker…

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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…

Oprah Winfrey shifts views on people, philanthropy after studying childhood trauma in Milwaukee

Posted on Mar 8th, 2018 - By SaintA - 0 Comments

(From JS Online) Oprah Winfrey said Tuesday that a newfound understanding of childhood trauma has "definitively changed" the way she sees people, the…

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