The Herald · Winter 2015
From the Executive Director
At the Angels’ Place Annual Planning Meeting of the Board of Directors in January, the Directors revisited the mission and vision of Angels’ Place as we face a difficult year of funding cuts. They asked themselves whether or not the mission and vision of Angels’ Place still holds up in these challenging times of economic and cultural change. For a moment it seemed that the exercise was pointless and selfevident of course, why would we even ask ourselves this question? But as the conversation progressed and we looked at our vision, our position was clear, clarifying and solid.
The Angels’ Place vision of care that birthed our mission 22 years ago and propels that mission into the future remains our guiding principle. Providing a continuum of exceptional care for the life of the resident we are serving today and to ensure that care is respectful, robust and possesses vitality that is life enhancing; achieving more than inclusion but a true sense of belonging.
Today, the Angels’ Place vision is stewarded and nurtured to grow through the countless people who commit their time and treasures to ensure that the Angels’ Place community is realized and alive. As I write this, there is a class of 7th graders helping out in our enrichment program sharing experiences and building community with the members of the enrichment program. I am touched by the energy and the seamlessness of the interaction between them… faith and compassion in action and I am reminded that we are indeed, all God’s children.
It is with tremendous appreciation that we give thanks to all those who are a part of our Angels’ Place community, you are wonderfully made. To the Directors of the Angels’ Place Board, a special note of gratitude for your leadership in assuring that the mission and vision of Angels’ Place continues beyond any horizon we may see and overcoming the challenges that we will surely face… united as one Angels’ Place community… blessed to serve the families and individuals in our care.
We know this is only possible through your prayers and support.
Enjoy the waning of these beautiful winter days.
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