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The Legacy of Compassion at Cardinal Ambrozic Houses of Providence with Pat Colucci

The Legacy of Compassion at Cardinal Ambrozic Houses of Providence with Pat Colucci
May 16, 2024 · 23m 1s

In this episode, we speak with Pat Colucci, the Administrator of the Cardinal Ambrozic Houses of Providence, part of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Toronto. Pat provides an insightful...

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In this episode, we speak with Pat Colucci, the Administrator of the Cardinal Ambrozic Houses of Providence, part of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Toronto. Pat provides an insightful look into the history and ongoing mission of providing compassionate care to the most vulnerable members of society.

Key Takeaways:
  1. Historical Roots and Mission: The Houses of Providence trace their origins to the Sisters of St. Joseph, who opened the doors in 1857 to provide shelter and care for society's most vulnerable, including children, women, and men in need of food and shelter.

  2. Adaptation to Changing Needs: Over the years, the organization has adapted to evolving community needs, shifting focus to caring primarily for elderly residents with complex medical and cognitive requirements.

  3. Technology and Innovations: The Houses of Providence have embraced technology to enhance resident care, such as utilizing iPads for virtual family visits during the pandemic, while continually seeking innovative ways to integrate technology into care practices.

  4.  Intergenerational Programs: Strong intergenerational programs connect residents with younger generations through volunteer opportunities and school partnerships, enriching the lives of both residents and the youth involved.Join us to hear how the Cardinal Ambrozic Houses of Providence continue to honor their legacy while innovating to meet modern challenges.
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