John Howard Society of Hamilton

My Impact:
This extraordinary organization supports all those who come in contact with the justice system. From work to help kids leave the gangs they are in, to helping ex-cons get work, housing and life skills. This group of dedicated social workers, and psychologists work with some of the most needy, and least welcomed members of society. I have been working with the Interim Executive Director, and her 6 direct reports. They are going through a painful transition as the prior Executive Director passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. They are trying to keep the organization on purpose and functioning while the Board conducts a search for the next Executive Director. I have been able to facilitate deeper understanding and communication among the team, to help create a space for healing. I also provide the acting ED a space to work through her feelings and next steps to help in a positive transitio

Lessons Learned:
The incredible sacrifice, and commitment of people dedicating their lives in service for others. How , in this intense field, a day of team building, and group conversation can promote a real break for these folks. And how having the opportunity to give undivided time to help through listening, and staying powerfully curious, can be such a gift to those who give of themselves so much.

— Eileen Terry (10/25/2016)

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