In late April I met a wonderful person, Danielle,  who coordinates the Bridges Out of Poverty initiative here in Phoenix, through St. Vincent de Paul.  Danielle is holding an Understanding Poverty workshop on Friday, June 23rd that I’d encourage anyone who serves individuals in poverty to attend.  Here’s the event invite link:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/understanding-poverty-now-friday-june-23-tickets-33697240353 From St. Vincent de Paul’s…

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I’ve blogged before (January 16, 2016) about the value of collaborative efforts in person and community transformation. At the risk of being repetitive, I write about collaboration again today because I continue to see its value play out in my interactions with individuals and families in crisis. Problems and challenges within a person’s life are rarely…

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Some readers of this blog will know that I recently returned from the Minneapolis area after caring for my sister who became seriously ill shortly before Christmas (hence the gap in adding to my blog postings).  Coming from a healthcare background, I was impressed how today’s electronic health record technology allowed each of the 5 physician…

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