St. Anne Home Recognized with a Ripple Effects Award

POSTED Jun 01, 2016

2016 Ripple Effect Award

Mary Melko, St. Anne Home Director of Activities, holds the 2016 Ripple Effects Award

Through its volunteer program, St. Anne Home has warmly welcomed local people from all walks of life with different challenges to its facility, offering them a chance to perform tasks that dovetail with their unique skills, abilities, and interests. It is an invitation that has made a significant impact in many lives.

For its extraordinary inclusion efforts, St. Anne Home was recognized by the Westmoreland County Community Support Program with a 2016 Ripple Effects Award this past May. The CSP program seeks to improve opportunities for individuals with serious mental health problems by helping participants maintain a sense of identity, dignity, and self-esteem.

Upon receiving the award, St. Anne Home Director of Activities Mary Melko stated, “It is my pleasure to work with such a great group of volunteers. They try very hard to achieve the goals set with their peer support person. I have seen them grow tremendously through their volunteering.”