St. Ann's Center is pleased to announce that Dr. Augustine Frazer has accepted the role of Vice President of Programs. Dr. Frazer officially began this role with St. Ann's Center on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.
Last month, St. Ann’s Center received a visit from a former resident who had lived with us as a young child years ago. This visit was her first in decades. We had a wonderful time touring St. Ann’s, recounting her memories of being cared for here, and discussing how St. Ann’s has adapted and evolved into 2022.
At the end of our visit, she asked our staff a simple question: “How can I help?”
With Back-to-School season in full swing, we wanted to share with you just a few ways that your support of St. Ann's Center has created new academic and professional opportunities for our families in residence! Click here to continue reading.
You may know that we celebrated St. Ann’s Day on July 26 – our annual summer celebration with resident families, children in our Child Care Center, and St. Ann’s staff. This event – hosted here at St. Ann’s – includes fun activities and games, food and drink, and of course, ice cream. The day also offered two particularly special moments which have stayed with me over the last week.
St. Ann’s Day 2022 opened with the “mane” event – a real-life Pony Ride held next to our outdoor playground. Skilled trainers from Piscataway Riding Stables accompanied Bishop (horse) and Peanut (pony) to provide rides for all attendees – including mothers and their children who live at St. Ann’s, as well as children from the community enrolled in our Child Care Center.
As a survivor of childhood trauma, sadly, when Melody had no familial or social supports she was placed in Maryland's foster care system. When she became pregnant, she moved again, this time to St. Ann’s Center's Teen Mother-Baby Program.
Thank you for enabling new beginnings for families at St. Ann's Center! While no two families who enter our programs are alike, we often see common stressors which have previously impacted a family’s ability to maintain independence and stability. These stressors include...
The Directors of St. Ann's Center's Residential Programs and Clinical and Social Work Services recently joined us for a conversation on St. Ann's emerging Model of Care - and how this model supports mothers' mental health during and after their time at St. Ann's.