St. Christopher’s Inn is starting off 2019 with great news! After a thorough assessment in November 2018by the Commission for the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), we are very pleased to announce the Inn has once again received a three-year accreditation –the highest level of achievement awarded by CARF. This was a whole-team effort, and a great testament to the dedication of the Friars and Staff at the Inn!
Additionally, the kitchen renovation, made possible by a major grant from the Gift of Hope Foundation, is proceeding according to schedule. By early spring the food services team will be working in a brand new kitchen space with new equipment for efficient meal preparation; larger storage space for non-perishable foods; a new refrigerator and freezer with more space to accommodate larger quantities of food donations. We look forward to a ribbon-cutting celebration very soon!
We are also pleased to announce the addition of a new member of the St. Christopher’s Inn Board of Directors. A. James (Jim) Forbes, Jr.recently retired from his position as President and CEO at New Hope Community, a non-profit organization in Sullivan County. He comes to the board with extensive experience in non-profit leadership in healthcare, human services, and human rights, is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors(NACD), and is also an NACDFellow in Board Governance.
Finally, after an 18-month long application process, the Inn just received confirmation from the New York State Office of Alcohol & Substance Abuse Services that Brothers Christopher House, our transitional living home, has been approved for a Part 820 Residential license, transitioning from a Part 819 Supportive Living license. This achievement is a great testament to the important role of Brothers Christopher House in providing continuity of care!
This is an exciting time to be on the leadership team at St. Christopher’s Inn!