The SVS Motto
Believe, Belong, Become, Benefact
Success StoryWhen Johnny was 14, he came to us from a very poor family. His mother was on drugs, and he was often left home alone. To survive, he borrowed food from his neighbors, but he often went to bed hungry. One day, Johnny’s mother left and never came back. After a few months, Johnny came home to an eviction notice and a padlock on his door. That’s when the city placed him with us.
— Johnny, SVS American Dream GraduateRead More »
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What’s New at SVS?
Damien’s Story In His Own Words
2012 Youth of the Year
“When I think back to the little boy I was, the boy who was so scared and thought things would never get better – I wish I could tell him that he’d get through it, that St. Vincent’s would help him get through it.”
Meet our new President and CEO
WILLIAM P. SABADOSt. Vincent’s Services Board of Directors announced recently that Rev. Msgr. Robert M. Harris, M.A., M.Phil., LCSW, who has led the agency for 45 years as President and Chief Executive Officer, will be succeeded by Deputy Executive Director William P. Sabado, LMSW, JD beginning October 1st.
The move completes a succession planning process initiated by St. Vincent’s in June 2009 when Mr. Sabado became Msgr. Harris’ administrative and operational partner. “Throughout this time, the Agency has been developing its strategic plans and these objectives have been set and are now underway.” said the agency. “The Board looks forward to this transition.”
In the Staff Spotlight
EBONY COLES – SVS EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST“I love when I see the wheels start turning in a young person’s mind once they realize that there is no limit to what they can achieve with the right skills and a little bit of confidence. When they put their mind to something and succeed, they want to reach further to make it to the next level. Nothing makes me happier!”
When Ebony came to SVS in 2008, she had one goal in mind – to give SVS kids the skills and confidence they needed to land life-changing jobs that would allow them to successfully transition into productive and independent adults. This was no small task to be sure, but Ebony’s dedication has produced some remarkable results!