Author Archives: Ann Leinfelder Grove, President and CEO

Perspective View: The Thriving Mission

SaintA’s mission is to facilitate equity, learning, healing and wellness.  This mission is fulfilled through an array of services and support for the people in our care. In 2020, we offer mental health, foster care, child welfare, training, and community-based programs that serve 5,000 people each day, throughout southeastern Wisconsin and beyond. And while the words of our mission statement … Continue

The Healing Starts With Us: The Work Is The Real Work

As news of the unconscionable murder of George Floyd filled the airwaves and then the streets earlier this month, the collective pain was palpable in Milwaukee and in our nation. It was an incident of brutality that shook the world. And the world’s still shaking. At SaintA, heartfelt discussions across our organization unearthed the concern that we should not reduce … Continue

SaintA Cares: Perspective View

By Ann Leinfelder Grove, President and CEONow five weeks into Wisconsin’s Safer At Home order, we’re finding our way to a temporary state of new normal. With virtual home visits, telehealth appointments, online trainings, virtual gatherings, and enough Teams meetings to fill our digital calendars, at SaintA we believe we’ve got this! Our initial goal to stay focused on the safety … Continue

From the CEO’s (Virtual) Desk: Perspective View

By Ann Leinfelder Grove, President and CEO Like all of you, our organization has been hyper-focused on how to best respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. With so many details emerging about coronavirus and its potential long-term impact on our physical, social and financial wellbeing, it’s easy to get distracted.Early on, our leadership constructed a human-centered frame to drive our work … Continue

The Art of the Science

It’s been seven years since SaintA began its journey to implement a trauma-informed philosophy and practice across the entire organization. We’ve built a trauma-informed model based on the evidence of scientific research, trained all our staff, trained thousands of others across Wisconsin, closed and added programs, pushed to do things differently, celebrated some and struggled sometimes, too. We’ve developed a … Continue

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