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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 ... Continue →
  • 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 ... Continue →
  • 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 ... Continue →
  • 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 COUNTYSt. Augustine of ... Continue →
  • 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 ... Continue →
  • 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 ... Continue →
  • SaintA Art Therapist Pursues Doctorate

    Melanie Heindl looks more like a free-spirited artist than a doctoral candidate. But, as it turns out, she’s both. Heindl is a licensed professional counselor and registered art therapist within SaintA Family Services; she is also an Art Therapy Doctoral student at Mount Mary University. She started the professional doctoral program as a member of its ... Continue →
  • Shared Parenting: the Ins and Outs of Co-Parenting

    On Wednesday, October 11, 2017 we hosted our third #FosterChat on Twitter (@SaintAorg), in partnership with the Coalition for Children, Youth & Families. We explored the ins and outs of co-parenting within foster care. According to our Twitter snapshot on Union Metrics, our twitter chat had nearly 60,000 potential impressions, reaching 5,859 people. Thank you to ... Continue →
  • When Kids are in their Seats, but not Present

    With early start times, the pressure to get good grades and the desire to fit in, no wonder some students have a hard time excelling. There are countless school-day realities ranging from bullying to disruptive behavior that can commonly distract from lesson plans. But what about the student who seems unbothered by all of the above, ... Continue →
  • Why Foster? The Need for Foster Care!

    On Wednesday, September 13, 2017 @SaintAorg hosted our second #FosterChat on Twitter in partnership with the Coalition for Children, Youth & Families. We looked into the need for foster care and why you should foster. According to our Twitter snapshot on Union Metrics, our twitter chat had over 100,000 potential impressions, reaching 5,894 people. Thank you ... Continue →
  • Inside Every Failed Economy Lives Families in Distress

    The name of the series was “A Time to Heal,” which may not be a title you would expect for a five-part, extensively researched, year-in-the-making story about the economic plight of a city. According to Journal Sentinel economics writer John Schmid, his editors gave this notable series that title in order to acknowledge Milwaukee’s generational, financial ... Continue →
  • An Intro to Foster Care: #FosterChat Recap

    On Wednesday, August 9, 2017 @SaintAorg hosted our first #FosterChat on Twitter in partnership with the Coalition for Children, Youth & Families. The first topic was focused on an Intro to Foster Care, utilizing frequently asked questions that we’re asked regularly. According to our Twitter snapshot on Union Metrics, our twitter chat had over 100,000 ... Continue →
  • Last Generation of Residential Says Goodbye

    On Friday, June 23, 2017, a very special group of staff and clients gathered outside SaintA’s Capitol Drive location. They were there, on the west side of the building, adjacent to the Residential Treatment facility, to attempt to freeze a moment in time. That moment is the end of the Residential (Res) program, which is closing ... Continue →
  • New Twitter Chat Focused on Foster Care!

    To help promote awareness of Foster Care and to provide an open forum for current and potentially future foster parents, SaintA is partnering with the Coalition for Children, Youth & Families to host a monthly Twitter Chat called #FosterChat. This Twitter Chat will be open to the public and hosted from our @SaintAorg Twitter account ... Continue →
  • Family Preservation Focuses on Early Intervention

    What would you say to someone who, minutes before your first meeting, had just been told by a judge that their children were to go into the temporary physical custody of someone else? Would you let them know that your role is to support them? Or would you simply give them the time and space to ... Continue →
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