Glasser/Schoenbaum is an integral part of our community. They not only provide critical commercial space for non-profits but also build networks within our community to meet the needs of our most vulnerable.
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.”
The staff at Glasser/Schoenbaum have done a great job of connecting the many organizations on campus and creating a space that sparks collaboration. This sense of community extends to staff and clients alike, helping to break down barriers and leading to innovative ways to serve the community as a whole.
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.