Would you like the good news or not-so-good news first?
Leading off with the good news, Stanton Healthcare is happy to congratulate our former Director of Operations, Jayne Schuljak, on the birth of her first child. Jayne and her husband welcomed little Rune earlier this fall.
Now for the not-so-good news. As you may have noticed, Jayne is our “former” Director of Operations. She faithfully led the Mobile team until the week before giving birth, but had to step down as soon as baby Rune was born. Jayne has continued to serve in a limited capacity, answering the hotline and helping to coordinate volunteers. We are grateful for her generous year of service to Stanton and our clients. Thanks to Jayne, we saw a number of babies’ lives saved and many women impacted for the better!
Our Mobile’s operating hours have been severely curtailed since Jayne left her position, since we do not have a dedicated volunteer to run the clinic.
So, what do we do now?
In the short term, we are focused on an annual overhaul of the Mobile: clinic inventory, cleaning, paperwork, and review of policies and procedures. The Mobile is parked in a safe storage space and will be restocked and reopened hopefully soon.
In the long term, we are seeking a part-time clinic manager to join the Stanton team. While this person would ideally be able to serve as a volunteer, we understand that there may be a qualified, compassionate individual who can only serve in a paid position. With that in mind, plans are underway for a fundraising event in the spring of 2018; the goal of this event will be to increase our monthly support to a level that can support at least one paid part-time employee.
It is difficult to see the Stanton Mobile temporarily out of commission, when it is clear from the past year’s experience that the Mobile is desperately needed in our community. However, we remain hopeful and prayerful that this is a temporary “pause” to allow us to prepare for a new season of effective ministry.
So, what can you do now?
- Please keep the personnel needs of the Mobile in your prayers. Pray that God would bring the right person to serve in the crucial position of clinic manager. Thank God for the nurses and sonographers who have spent the past year in service in the Mobile and have committed to continue to serve.
- If you are a regular donor to Stanton, please continue to give! We had some significant and necessary repairs to the Mobile (brakes and AC) earlier this summer, and we are replenishing our repair fund. Additionally, we are counting on your continued support as we budget and fundraise for our new paid position. Thank you for your faithfulness!
- If you have not yet committed to give monthly, please consider doing so now. Every amount helps as we look toward hiring a new clinic manager.
- If you or someone you know is interested in serving as clinic manager (paid or volunteer), please contact Danielle Versluys at Danielle@StantonSoCal.org for more information. We know God will raise up the right person for this crucial position, and it may be you!
Thank you again for supporting the important work of Stanton. We are grateful for the many people who stand behind our team, allowing us to offer hope and love to women in a tangible way.
May God bless you and your loved ones this Christmas season!