Farewell with a Grateful Heart

I expect this to be the last column I write for this newsletter as Tabor’s President. As you know, I’ll be retiring from my position this fall, and as I approach this transition in my life, I find myself both deeply grateful and very confident about Tabor’s future. I have been blessed to be associated with Tabor for nearly 12 years. I have never been more rewarded personally and gratified by the work I have done in the course of my career. Nor have I ever enjoyed and felt more at home than in my time at Tabor. For the rest of my life I will be grateful for the opportunity I had to be part of this wonderful organization. As for my confidence in Tabor’s future, I am very happy to report to you

Tabor Announces New President

Tabor announced today that Michael F. McKenna has accepted the position of President of Tabor Community Services, Inc. Mike comes to Tabor with years of experience working to mitigate poverty and promote self-sufficiency. He most recently served as Chief Impact/Operations Officer at Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County, where he previously served as Director of the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program. Prior to moving to Lancaster, Mike was the Assistant Director of Poverty Concerns and Faith Connections at the Center for Community Service and Justice of Loyola University Maryland, and he was Field Manager/Service Coordinator for the No Kid Hungry Campaign. He has a B.A.

A New Journey

After being diagnosed with a few chronic health issues, Jessica became addicted to opioids which subsequently led to incarceration in Lancaster County Prison. At that time, she was pregnant with her first child and due to be released in April. Knowing that she wanted a better life for herself and her child, she spoke to the prison chaplain and a family advocate of Compass Mark, where she learned about Beth Shalom. Jessica met with Lenara, Beth Shalom’s program coordinator, completed her application and in a few weeks was accepted into the program. She moved into her apartment at Beth Shalom directly from prison, and her son Wyatt was born a month later. Jessica admits, “When you leave prison

Find My Way Back

As a 28-year-old mother of two, Karen found herself in a difficult situation. With no financial or emotional support, living in her car, she was experiencing homelessness. During this period of time, her children’s father cared for their two sons. Fortunately, Karen heard about and called 2-1-1 where she was referred to CHART (Community Homeless Assessment and Referral Team), which Tabor operates for the Lancaster County Coalition to End Homelessness. CHART provides standardized assessments and referrals for people experiencing homelessness. Through CHART, Karen was referred to Tabor’s Rapid Re-housing Program where she was provided with relocation assistance from her caseworker, Desiree. Mo

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