Employees of nonprofits in the human
services sector often wear many hats and work many hours in fulfilling their
missions to serve those in need. Self-care is touted as critical, but is seldom
realized to the extent that it’s needed. As Executive Director & CEO of The
Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center, Dr. Kameron Hodgens realized
something had to give last spring.
After a season of attending many
meal-heavy fundraisers in support of the nonprofit community and beyond, while
simultaneously running a five-acre campus of 20 agencies – and raising a
3-year-old daughter – Hodgens decided to prioritize her health by starting a
Weight Watchers group at work and asking her campus colleagues to join in. The
group has successfully met once a week for the past year and has collectively
dropped over 700 lbs. Providing support, discussing health goals, holding each
other accountable, all with lots of laughter, the group has collectively had
wonderful results that go beyond losing weight.
“The Center’s reason for existing is
largely about bringing people together. As a group, I believe we’ve bonded by
sharing a common goal beyond helping others. We share a sense of having each
other’s backs. That trust goes a long way in learning how we can work
together,” says Dr. Hodgens, “It’s been gratifying to see how self-care and
serving those in need go hand-in-hand.”
Real estate is one of the greatest costs in a business budget. Our partnership with the Glasser Schoenbaum Human Services Center allows more money to go towards our mission. And what better place to house our office than on a campus with nineteen other outreach agencies.
Beyond the savings we experience, we are so grateful for the truly supportive environment both our clients and staff experience on the campus. The collegial nature of our organizations fosters a spirit of health and wellness.
As a small organization with a staff of two, employee safety was a big consideration when we were looking for office space. We did not want our employees to be in a place where they were alone. Being on the GSHSC campus has been great because there is a whole community of like-minded professionals.
We are a small and young organization and having the ability to network and partner with other community organizations is key to the quality and impact of our work. In addition to the affordable space that The Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center provides to all of us, it inspires us to use this collaborative model as we work to empower our students and their families.
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All donations are made to The Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation), and are tax deductible as provided by law. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll free 800-435-7352 within the State. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the State. Our Registration is #CH1216. 100% of your contribution goes to support The Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center, Inc. EIN 59-2707877