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Kennedy Peloquin received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Simmons University in 2022. In addition to her education, Kennedy has had eight years of experience working with children and families. Her experience includes working as a substitute teacher, residential counselor of adolescents living in a STARR (Short-term Rapid Reintegration) program, Therapeutic Mentor, and Intensive Care Coordinator. Through all of these experiences, Kennedy is well-versed in the principles of Wrap-Around Services and local community resources. She has helped families with issues of housing, social security, and special education including navigating the IEP and 504 plan process. She enjoys working with children of all ages and prides herself on her ability to build rapport with both the youth and families she serves.   Margaret Ruocco joined the Saint Vincent’s Services team in June 2022. Margaret graduated with a Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Massachusetts (Dartmouth) in 2020. Margaret has extensive knowledge of Wrap-around Principles/Services having worked as an In-home Therapy Clinician for the last 2 years. In her role as an in-home therapist, Margaret utilized a strengths-based approach to develop a therapeutic relationship with the client/family in order to treat the client’s behavioral health and improve the family’s ability to provide effective support to the client to promote his/her healthy functioning within the family. In addition to her time working as an in-home therapist, Margaret has worked for the New Bedford Crisis Center and Fellowship Health Resources. Margaret’s clinical skills and experience
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The 12th Annual Kick-Off to Summer Celebration held on Friday, June 24, 2022 was a huge success! Nearly 200 guests joined us for a wonderful evening at the Kilburn Mill overlooking Clark's Cove in New Bedford.  The evening began at 6:00 pm with cocktails, entertainment from the Mac and the Boys, and the beautiful sunset view from the Kilburn Mills outside deck.    Guests also took part in our Silent Auction - from sparkly Swarovski crystal purses to tickets for Yankees vs. Red Sox and everything in between...our guests help raise money by outbidding each other during our unique, one-of-a-kind Silent Auction.  From there, our guests entered the main ballroom and enjoyed a delectable dinner from On the Go Catering.  During dinner, Saint Vincent's CEO, Kristen Dutra, and Director of Development, Jenny Mello Reis, introduced and presented the Carlin Lynch Humanitarian Award to Mrs. Francis Lynch. Mr. Carlin Lynch, a friend and former Member of the Saint Vincent’s Services Board of Directors., often referred to as “Coach”, lived and breathed the definition of “Humanitarian”.  Those who were lucky enough to know him will remember his love for his family, his never-ending smile, and his dedication to our community and those less fortunate, especially children. This award will forever more honor individuals, who like Carlin, demonstrate outstanding commitment to fostering the well-being of children, adolescents, families, and the community we live in.   The Carlin Lynch Humanitarian Award will be given to selfless individuals
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Two Directors added to Saint Vincent's Senior Leadership Team
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Kristen Dutra, Chief Executive Officer
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2021 Annual Report
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Donating at the close of 2021
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Wishing you a season filled with health, happiness and love.
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Celebrating Staff Anniversaries
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23rd Annual Mission Award Receipients
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Native American History Month
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