The Center for Respite Care is delighted to announce that Jack Stern, Head of Goalkeeping for FC Cincinnati, is the honorary chair of the 2020-21 annual campaign. This marks the fourth year in a row the honorary chair has been a representative from FC Cincinnati. We couldn’t be more delighted to have the organization as an ongoing community partner. Jack spent five seasons in the English Premier League with West Bromwich Albion. Most recently, he spent the last four seasons with the Montreal Impact and began his tenure there as the head of academy goalkeeping. Welcome, Jack!
FC Cincinnati Head Goal Keeper Coach, Jack Stern and Beth Collins Stern bringing FCC logo ware to share with the Center’s Clients. Jack is the Center for Respite Care’s Honorary Annual Appeal Chair for the second year in a row.
I am grateful for having been invited into The Center for Respite Care family. I am pleased to start my second year with our affiliation. Cincinnati has been a welcoming place for my wife, Beth, and me. Beth too has been involved with The Center. She is a psychologist and has brought her talents to help the Center’s clients. I also thank everyone for your support of FC Cincinnati. Our fan base has been tremendous.
The subject of homelessness is often controversial and certainly has been in our City. I am pleased to work with The Center and people like you who know what it means to care, to care for, to heal and to help clients return to healthier and more stable living. I have been fortunate to spend time with the clients of The Center. I have seen men and women who had lost hope and now have a new sense of renewal. I have seen The Center’s hard working and committed team. I have seen an enduring cause that changes lives.
I am honored to be the 2019-2020 Chair for the Annual Campaign. I implore each of you to participate and to encourage area friends, businesses and philanthropic organizations to become involved. Thanks again so much for all that you do.
– Jack Stern
Dan is recently discharged from the Center for Respite Care. He spoke about the experiences that led him to the Center for Respite Care and the services he was provided at the Center’s recent annual gala, Transformation Awards 2019. Here is a shot of him making his presentation, posing with the Center’s CEO, Laurel D. Nelson, and standing with his sister and Channel 12 anchor, Meghan Mongillo, the evening’s emcee. Meghan interviewed Dan a few days earlier.
“I know now that there is no going back to where I was because
I’ve came so far, and I’m so close to coming back to being the real Dan.”
You make it happen!
You make it happen! In the past 12 months, 118 individual clients have stayed at the Center for Respite Care. There have been 580 community connections made. 5,354 bed nights have been provided. Collectively, clients have received 128,496 hours of medical and case management services.