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Nurse Margaret a Blessing for McAuley Ministries

 

Those who depend on McAuley Ministries know that we offer a wide range of programs and Social Services designed to help the most vulnerable among us. One of these critical areas, basic health checks, is being provided by Nurse Margaret Neubauer.

 

Nurse Margaret visits McAuley House one morning each month to offer health services to our guests. She checks blood pressures and monitors weights, and assists guests in setting important health goals. She also answers medication questions, makes referrals to doctor’s offices, and helps to make connections to community resources. Additionally, Margaret conducts an afternoon program each month called “Healthy Habits with Margaret,” where she discusses nutrition—tying in our Healing Foods Project information—along with exercise and other aspects of a healthy lifestyle like ways to eliminate stress.

 

At McAuley Village, Margaret’s role is Nurse Consultant. She is available to the parents and the children in Childcare, as well as to staff, to answer questions and make suggestions or recommendations, and to check on the overall well-being of the children. She also reviews records to ensure that the children are in compliance with health and safety regulations.

 

Margaret also provides outreach to the residents of McAuley Village. She visits with the moms and children, and shares her wealth of knowledge, both as a healthcare provider and as a parent. She makes connections to pediatricians, dentists, health insurance and primary care providers. But above all, Margaret is caring and compassionate, and maintains the Mercy Spirit while providing gentle advice and reassurance to all who cross her path.

 

In February, Margaret offered a six-week parenting course at McAuley Village. As part of the course, she equipped the moms with a thermometer; one of the most important items all parents should have. With new moms expected at McAuley Village in the coming months, Nurse Margaret is hoping to also provide thermometers to our new residents. She recommends the Braun BFH-125 forehead thermometer (available at Walmart and on Amazon) and is hoping our generous donor community is able to help. If you can help to provide one, please contact Rev. Michele Matott at mmatott@mcauleyri.org.

 

 

Meet Andrés F. Montoya, the New Administrator of The Warde-robe

 

We at McAuley Ministries are pleased to announce that Andrés F. Montoya has been hired as the new Administrator of The Warde-robe, our thrift store ministry in Central Falls. He joined our team this past February following the retirement of Donna Benetti.

 

 

 

As Administrator, Andrés manages the daily operations of The Warde-robe and is responsible for arranging sales and special promotions that will benefit the low-income community. He also oversees the store’s part-time staff and volunteers, and reaches out to generous donors and churches to seek gently-used items needed by customers.

 

Andrés accepted the Administrator position after searching for an opportunity that would enable him to make a difference in the lives of others. He is deeply committed to ministering to a diverse community and meeting the needs of those who shop at The Warde-robe.

 

A resident of Pawtucket, Andrés is familiar with the community he serves. He is fluent in both English and Spanish, which has enabled him to enhance the service of The Warde-robe to the many Hispanic families who visit the store.

 

 

Lunch on Us at McAuley House: Thank You, Federal Electronics!

 

This March, our Lunch on Us at McAuley House sponsor is Federal Electronics. This wonderful group first became involved with our work during volunteer days in the fall of 2016. They enjoyed their experience so much that when they learned about Lunch on Us, they decided to sponsor meals for half a month and volunteered for two weeks last August. Prior to their sponsored weeks, they held a toiletry drive at their business and donated all of the collected items to McAuley House. Then, leading up to the 2017 Holiday Season, Federal Electronics set up a Giving Tree in their office and collected books, toys, and art supplies as gifts for the children living at McAuley Village. Thank you, Federal Electronics, for your generosity, compassion, and service to our guests!

 

 

McAuley Ministries

622 Elmwood Ave

Providence, RI 02907

Tel: 401-941-9013

Fax: 401-941-6862

This March, our Lunch on Us at McAuley House sponsor is Federal Electronics. This wonderful group first became involved with our work during volunteer days in the fall of 2016. They enjoyed their experience so much that when they learned about Lunch on Us, they decided to sponsor meals for half a month and volunteered for two weeks last August. Prior to their sponsored weeks, they held a toiletry drive at their business and donated all of the collected items to McAuley House. Then, leading up to the 2017 Holiday Season, Federal Electronics set up a Giving Tree in their office and collected books, toys, and art supplies as gifts for the children living at McAuley Village. Thank you, Federal Electronics, for your generosity, compassion, and service to our guests!