Aye Ma, Community Health Educator, acts as an interpreter for Cindy Barger, Parkview Speech Therapist, who is working to improve the communication skills of two local Burmese children at the Neighborhood Action Center located in Autumn Woods Apartments.

Interventions Research Project tests effectiveness of diagnostic and treatment programs on local Burmese children with minimal English language skills and diverse cultural norms

Since 2004, the Foundation has co-sponsored with the Allen County Dept. of Health, a local lead poisoning prevention-healthy homes program. As a part of this program, various research projects have been launched in the past six years to assure that the most effective diagnostic and treatment programs are offered to local residents. This current research project is one more example.

Sunday, 19 December 2010 19:00

Mission Outreach sends shipment to Kenya

Mission Outreach, a humanitarian effort of the Hospital Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis in Springfield, recently sent off its 200th container of donated medical supplies and equipment.

The container was sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ for the St. Ann Mission Hospital in Meru, Kenya. On hand to celebrate the sending off of the supplies were Poor Handmaids, Sister Jolise May and Sister Mary Jo Shingler.

Sister Jolise, who is general superior of the order and resides in Germany, took a few minutes to talk with the group of volunteers who had come in to help load the shipment. She explained that the Poor Handmaids have been in Kenya for a little over 15 years.

Thursday, 17 March 2011 20:00

The Atlanta REACH Convocation Presentation

Raquel Castro, director of Alcance and Susan Pound, Project Consultant pictured with the Surgeon General Vice Admiral Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA holding the poster used for the presentation.

Raquel Castro and Sr. Margaret Anne Henss, PHJC attended the annual REACH U.S. Technical Assistance Workshop in Atlanta, GA. on March 9-11, 2011 They were one of four presenters at the conference highlighting the REACH/Alcance program in Lake County.

Sister Peg Spindler, CSA, Executive Director of Sojourner Truth House

Congratulations to Sister Peg Spindler, CSA, Executive Director of Sojourner Truth House! She received an award during a Mother's Day program honoring local leaders of domestic abuse shelters.

Terri Roberts, RN, Faculty and Clinical Instructor for the University and Loaine Hagerty, Foundation's Community Initiatives Manager who oversees the Healthy Homes program.

The University of Saint Francis (USF) awarded the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation the "EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE ENGAGEMENT" award for their work with the Allen County Health Homes Program.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011 10:41

The Joy Is In The Journey

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Diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma of the right breast (an aggressive form of breast cancer), the doctors told Sister Judian Breitenbach that without immediate surgery and radiation, she would die. That was over five years ago. Today, sitting on the couch at the Namaste Center in LaPorte, Indiana, she explains why she decided to forgo western medicine, decline surgery, and take an alternative approach to her healing.

Saturday, 18 December 2010 19:00

Taizé Advent Service

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Sunday, December 19, 2010
4:00 pm (est)

Ancilla Domini Chapel

Join the Sisters and PHJC residents for a Taizé prayer service. All are welcome to attend.

Taizé prayer is meditative in character. Simple repetitive chants anchor the prayer time together and becomes a calming influence during this hectic pre-Christmas season. Songs of praise and thanksgiving frame readings from the Psalms and Scriptures. The focus is on songs that celebrate the Light of Christ. Therefore the symbols of darkness and light play an important part in this celebration.

A period of silence extends personal communion with God during the service and short petitions unite the assembly with the entire human family. For the history and other information about Taize click here.

Wednesday, 03 November 2010 20:00

FREE Trial Courses Offered by Ancilla College

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Ancilla College announced plans to continue the "We Believe in You" program for spring 2011.

Designed for prospective students 21-years and older who have never attended college,"We Believe in You" allows a student to take up to three credit hours free of charge.

n addition, all students in the program will have an academic advisor to assist them with all aspects of attending college for the first time, including the registration process, filing a financial aid application, determining their education opportunities, and more.

Tuesday, 09 November 2010 19:00

MoonTree Wind Turbine

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In 1993, naturalist/artist Sister Mary Baird identified a dilapidated poultry barn as a resource. She began turning that resource into a living space and workshop. This space became known as MoonTree Lodge.

The environment proved condusive to creativity. Gardens and prairies were planted. Sister Mary and friends made art. The environment attracted more naturalists, artists and other creative people.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010 11:59

Time-Lapse of Water Tower Construction

Video of our new water tower being erected. Time-lapse photography is a cinematography technique where each...

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