News and Stories

  • Expanded Youth Services Open House

    The SaintA Youth Transitioning to Adulthood (YTA) Program has expanded its services and moved its offices to the south side of SaintA’s main campus on Capitol Drive and 88th Street. On March 15, staff held an Open House for colleagues and community partners. In attendance were numerous SaintA staff, representing child welfare, clinical training, human resources ...
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  • Coping with Grief and Loss – #FosterChat Recap

    On Wednesday, March 14, 2018 we hosted our #FosterChat on Twitter (@SaintAorg), in partnership with the Coalition for Children, Youth & Families and Kyle’s Korner. March’s topic was on coping with grief and loss in foster care. According to our Twitter snapshot on Union Metrics, our twitter chat had over 400,000 potential impressions, reaching 15,559 ...
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  • Healing the ‘Hole in the Soul’

    What does it take to improve a city’s economic plight? To curb its violence? Or to bring the crime rate down and graduation rates up? There’s a good chance the answer will depend on the experiences and expertise of the person you’re asking. However, there is now one, highly influential, voice to help unify our thinking ...
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  • SaintA CEO’s Journey Began as Part-Time Endeavor

    Ann Leinfelder Grove has been named President and CEO of SaintA, after having served as Interim CEO since January 1, 2018. However, her commitment to helping SaintA clients thrive began much earlier. Nearly Three Decades of Service In 1990, Ann began working at the organization, then called St. Aemilian-Lakeside, as a part-time Manager of Volunteer Services. ...
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  • SaintA Hires Chief Program Officer, Expands Behavioral Health Expertise

    SaintA has hired Jody Pahlavan, Psy.D. as Chief Program Officer for Community Services. This newly developed position is responsible for oversight of – and innovation within – all community programs, such as Treatment Foster Care, Integrated Community Services, Care Coordination, Functional Family Therapy, and Youth Transitioning to Adulthood Services. Pahlavan previously served as the Executive Director ...
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  • Sibling Relationships: A Love Like No Other

    On Valentine’s Day (Wednesday, February 14, 2018) we hosted our #FosterChat on Twitter (@SaintAorg), in partnership with the Coalition for Children, Youth & Families and Camp to Belong – Wisconsin. February’s topic was on a love like no other – sibling relationships in foster care. According to our Twitter snapshot on Union Metrics, our twitter ...
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  • Impact of Trauma on Foster Care (Foster Chat Recap)

    On Wednesday, January 10, 2018 we hosted #FosterChat on Twitter (@SaintAorg), in partnership with the Coalition for Children, Youth & Families. January’s topic was on how trauma has an impact on foster youth. According to our Twitter snapshot on Union Metrics, our twitter chat had over 64,000 potential impressions, reaching 7,361 people. If you missed this ...
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  • SaintA Expands Youth Services, Names Program Manager

    Beginning January 1, 2018 SaintA will provide youth services for a larger number of youth throughout Milwaukee County with its Youth Transitioning to Adulthood (YTA) program. SaintA previously served about 50 young adults; the YTA program is projected to serve several times more than that. The expansion is possible because of a contract with the Wisconsin ...
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  • The Danger of Child Sex Trafficking on Foster Care

    On Wednesday, December 13, 2017 we hosted our fifth #FosterChat on Twitter (@SaintAorg), in partnership with the Coalition for Children, Youth & Families and special guest, Exploit No More. We brought awareness to the danger of child sex trafficking on foster care. According to our Twitter snapshot on Union Metrics, our twitter chat had over ...
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  • SaintA Names Chief Equity + Human Capital Officer

    SaintA has promoted Kenyatta Sinclair to Chief Equity and Human Capital Officer. Sinclair was previously the Director of Leadership Development at SaintA, where she was charged with strengthening peer-to-peer learning, identifying and nurturing high-potential staff, and coaching leaders in interpersonal skills and crucial conversations. She also enhanced the agency’s online performance management system by working ...
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  • Conscious Discussions about Unconscious Bias

    A group of SaintA staff recently took the time to gather around conference room tables for refreshments and conversation. It wasn’t a baby shower, retirement party, or any of the other common reasons for a cross-section of staff to get together. Instead of small talk, the room was abuzz with bold ideas and voices that matter. The ...
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  • Milwaukee Adoption Day: Loved, No matter What

    On Friday, November 10, SaintA celebrated Milwaukee Adoption Day, along with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services, Division of Milwaukee Child Protective Services, Coalition for Children Youth and Families, and the District Attorney’s Office. The Honorable Judge M. Joseph Donald led a 30-minute program addressing the 19 adoptive and extended families, case managers and others who ...
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  • 2017 Free Thanksgiving Meal Sites in SE Wisconsin

    In the spirit of community connections, our Community Outreach Specialists pulled together a list of free Thanksgiving meal programs in Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, Rock, Waukesha, and Washington counties. Please note: some sites are serving on Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 23, 2017), while other sites are serving the day before on Wednesday, November 22. MILWAUKEE COUNTY St. Augustine of ...
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  • SaintA is Finalist in Nonprofit Excellence

    SaintA was recently named a finalist in the Collaboration category of the BizTimes Media Nonprofit Excellence Awards, an annual celebration of local charitable organizations and corporate citizens. The recognition was earned for SaintA’s leadership in the creation and launch of a smartphone app, called GRiD MKE, aimed at providing guidance and useful resources for youth who ...
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  • Navigating the Holidays: Foster Chat Recap

    On Wednesday, November 8, 2017 we hosted our fourth #FosterChat on Twitter (@SaintAorg), in partnership with the Coalition for Children, Youth & Families. We ventured into navigating the holidays within foster care. According to our Twitter snapshot on Union Metrics, our twitter chat had over 80,000 potential impressions, reaching 13,432 people. Thank you to everyone that ...
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