Advocacy

Vincent House Caters for the Pinellas Park Medical District

Vincent House is a proud member of the Pinellas Park Medical District (PPMD), and in February we had the opportunity to cater for the organization’s monthly meeting. Thank you to Dr. Dan Strauss, the president of the PPMD and our newest board member, for giving us this opportunity. It was a great way to showcase our members’ talents to the community.

Vincent House catered for the Pinellas Park Medical District. Pictured from left to right are Randy Deily, Tina Seaman, Dr. Dan Strauss, Brendan Robertson, Alex Favara, and Dawn Kimber.

Vincent House catered for the Pinellas Park Medical District. Pictured from left to right are Randy Deily, Tina Seaman, Dr. Dan Strauss, Brendan Robertson, Alex Favara, and Dawn Kimber.

Vincent House Caters for Pinellas Park Police Department

Vincent House’s Culinary Team prepared the ham and turkeys for the Pinellas Park Police Department’s holiday luncheon. We are fortunate to have such a supportive Police Department that understands our mission and works to create a better community for those with mental illness.  

Vincent House prepared the main dish for the Pinellas Park Police Department’s holiday luncheon.

Vincent House prepared the main dish for the Pinellas Park Police Department’s holiday luncheon.

Galen Nursing Students Visit Vincent House

In September, we had three groups of students from Galen College of Nursing tour Vincent House. The students heard testimonials from our members and observed our vocational training services. We helped educate them that recovering from a mental illness is possible.

 

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Galen College of Nursing students tour Vincent House.

Vincent House Presents to Humana Providers

On July 12th, Vincent House was invited to Humana’s quarterly MSO meeting as one of three guest speakers. Vincent House, YMCA, and Novo Nordisk presented on important health topics. William, our Director, and Rena Massey, member, shared how recovery from a mental illness is possible. We are thankful for this opportunity to partner with Humana.

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William McKeever, Director, presenting to Humana providers and doctors.

NOVA Students Visit Vincent House from NOVA Southeastern University on July 15th

The students received a tour of Vincent House and learned about our Recovery through Work model. The students were able to see the principles of their filed in action at Vincent House.

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NOVA Southeastern University students tour Vincent House.

 

Vincent House Speaks at Pinellas Park Chamber Breakfast

Vincent House presented at the June Pinellas Park Chamber Breakfast. Numerous community members came to support us. Mike Dunleavy, owner of Digigone, shared his experience working with Vincent House by providing transitional employment opportunities for our members. Bob Dillinger, Board member and Public Defender of Pinellas and Pasco Counties, informed us why investing in mental health is crucial. Jason Sulisufay, owner of Jessi’s Restaurant, shared how meaningful it is to be part of the Sponsor a Life program. Jason sponsors Raju Ratti, who also gave his testimonial as a Vincent House member. We are appreciative of the Pinellas Park community for embracing us and supporting our mission.

 

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Raju, Vincent House member, presented alongside his sponsor, Jason Sulisufay, at the Pinellas Park Chamber of Commerce Breakfast

 

Vincent House Serves Dinner for Pinellas Hope

This June, Vincent House members and staff prepared dinner and served 200 meals to residents at Pinellas Hope, a local homeless shelter. This was the largest catering event we have completed as a team. Thanks to all who made it successful! We enjoyed giving back to the community.

 

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Vincent House members prepare to serve Pinellas Hope residents.

County Commissioner of Sarasota Visits Vincent House

Sarasota City Commissioner Susan Chapman from Sarasota visited Vincent House on May 31st. Commissioner Chapman was given a tour to see the “Recovery through Work Partnership” in action. After exploring the teams, Commissioner Chapman enjoyed lunch in our dining room prepared by our Culinary Arts Team. We are appreciative of Commissioner Chapman taking the time to visit us, and we look forward to seeing her more when Vincent Academy opens in Sarasota.

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County Commissioner Susan Chapman of Sarasota visits Vincent House.

The Crisis Intervention Team training officers visit Vincent House

For the last 10 years, Vincent House has been involved with Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training, a week long training for police officers to learn how to handle situations involving individuals with mental illness. We recently received exciting news as the training has expanded to correctional officers. This year, we have already had close to 100 law enforcement members tour Vincent House. We are fortunate to be part of a supportive community that works hard to understand mental illness.

Police officers in Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training learn about Vincent House.

Police officers in Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training learn about Vincent House. 
 

Vincent House Members Serve at Pinellas Park Chamber Installation Dinner

This January, staff and members had the pleasure of partnering with Jessi’s Restaurant and serving guests at the Pinellas Park Chamber Installation Dinner held at the Performing Arts Center. We enjoyed being part of a beautiful evening.

Vincent House members and staff prepare to serve at the Installation Dinner held at the Performing Arts Center.

Vincent House members and staff prepare to serve at the Installation Dinner held at the Performing Arts Center.