Case manager David Tarullo replaced Bledsoe as program manager at the men’s shelter, and Harrison Swadley, a former part-time program aide at the shelter, was promoted to full-time case manager.
In addition, case manager James Fitzpatrick, who has worked at the shelter for eight years, acquired the additional responsibility of supervising the shelter’s program aides.
Two women were hired to work with the clients in St. Vincent de Paul Homes’ 20 new family units. Leah Campbell, an attorney, has begun managing family and children’s services and developing programs and enrichment experiences for the parents and children in the family apartments.
Assisting her is Paula Wolf, who is using her extensive contacts in the community to help build partnerships that support new initiatives for families, especially the children.
Robin Wickham, program manager for the DePaul Family Apartments, will continue to serve as a case manager for Tranquil House and SVDP Homes’ 1-bedroom apartments. She will also join SVDP’s development department in a new role as part-time events coordinator.
“We have a diverse group of talented people who, as a team, bring valuable perspective and experience to St. Vincent de Paul,” says Nancy Naughton, SVDP’s associate executive director.
“All have a strong passion to help others.”
With the major campus expansion, the nightly population of our campus has increased to 300 individuals, including 60 children. These men, women, and children require varying levels of coaching and support.
Case management is at the heart of our services to help people achieve independence.
It is a rewarding but complex task to effectively case manage adults who are struggling to overcome extreme poverty, homelessness and other barriers to self-sufficiency.
Although SVDP’s case managers always remain compassionate toward clients, these skilled professionals must also enforce rules and responsibilities. In addition, they must hold clients accountable for meeting goals and objectives as outlined in each client’s case management plan.
For families as well as clients in our shelters and other supportive housing programs, case managers offer resources and encourage clients to pursue higher education, develop skills, or advance their careers.
The ultimate goal after stabilizing homeless clients is to present them with opportunities for growth and personal fulfillment as they work toward sustainable financial independence beyond St. Vincent de Paul.
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