TEMA: COMPETENCIAS GERENCIALES.
Es necesario mencionar la importancia de los recursos humanos que tien
The first image that enters my mind when I think of Bob Brett,
who passed away this past week, is of him standing at the top of
the steep front staircase at our old second floor offices,
leaning on his permanent metal crutches, out of breath and
Coming In From The Cold
Part III The Community Meal
The Greater Framingham Community Church
Noon, December 15th, 2016
It is the faces of our luncheon guests that I study while
welcoming them, thanking them for coming to this church basement
to share food
REFLECTIONS FROM THE PIP PARKING LOT*
A couple of weeks ago, I headed to the PIP for an early evening
meeting of our PIP Advisory Board. The PIP is located right on
Main Street, and I circled around to park in the rough dirt and
stone parking lot directly
Summertime Escapes, Good day to you sweet autumn
The Popes visit, a Dylan lyric, the
Gardener and an elongated reflection
Then everyone commenced to do what theyve been doin before he moved
Like a lot of people, I paid attention to the medias
A Reaffirming Encounter, A Brief Reflection
I had an experience yesterday that I want to share, so here goes.
Buzzing between meetings, I made a quick pit stop to a local branch of a large bank to do some banking business
for my mom. Ive been handling her
Monday morning. Christmas is still 10 days off yet I feel
its impending arrival like the freight cars that rumble by
our front door on a regular basis. I hustle downstairs to
Phils office, which is adjacent to the Resource Center. I
need to ma
He Just Smiled and said,
Ill See You in a While, this One Has No End.
First we exchanged amused and slightly quizzical glances. Then
as the scene unfolded before us we doubled over in laughter,
proceeding to roll around the slightly sloping fair
THERES A PLACE CALLED KOKOMO*
Joe Bradley (June 30, 1952 February 4, 2014)
Louis found Joes body on the concrete floor of his room at
Maggies Place* late Monday afternoon. Louis had gone to Joes
room to do a wellness check, knocked on his door and, gettin
December 18, 2006
For the past several weeks, I have felt the need to write an essay
marking the holidays and the start of the new year. This odd sense of
urgency is in marked contrast to the process my writing usually takes.
For me, the writi
Coming In From The Cold
Cheryl pulled the knit hat off her head and tried to hand it to
Oh no, thank you, I couldnt take your hat, you need it.
like you to make me one just like yours.
Cheryl smiled and affixed her red and w
A Christmas Story
In late summer, I was contacted by one of my Moms caretakers who also serves as the Director of the
Senior Center in our town. Sharon told me that a middle-aged man had started coming to the Senior
Center for lunch on a daily basis. It s
BETSY C/FRANK W
A PAIR OF BOOTS/A PAIR OF SHOES
Betsys last day at SMOC was on Friday, February 25th.
affectionately addressed, was the first and only Director
of our New Beginnings Program, a
On Friday, June 27th, the Framingham Detox closed its doors
after 30 years of providing services to disadvantaged
individuals struggling with addiction. The closing was the
result of a drastic reduction in funding for detox services
by the C
THE SAFETY NET - AN EXPLANATION
I keep seeing these words in the newspaper, hearing these words
on the radio, and listening to this message in conversation.
"You've got to send them a message. This CLT petition will make
them change things, convince them
THANKSGIVING DINNER, 1976
Cooking smells embraced me as I unlocked the front door to
1422 Floyd Avenue, Richmond, Virginia, and entered into the
environment of The Daily Planet.
It was about noon as I
made my way through the narrow hallway into t
On An Early Tuesday Evening in May
Me and Hanrahan were gingerly descending the richly carpeted,
yet formidable staircase leading to the Main Street ground
entrance of Mechanics Hall in Worcester, after attending the
Annual Meeting of the United Way of Ce
Our Fourth Annual Single Adult Holiday Lunch happened yesterday at the Greater Framingham
The church basement was overflowing.
Rev. Dr. J. Anthony Lloyd said grace, making sure to remind all those in attendance that they
were an essentia
Some Thoughts on Creating Permanent Housing
for Homeless Single Adults
During the past five years, the Commonwealth has created an
extensive shelter network for homeless single adults. This
network has been created by the Department of Public Welfare in
ODE TO A LION
A folded piece of paper falls to the dining room table as I
open the card.
Wonder what Alice sent?
Copy of a newspaper article.
A postage stamp size picture of his face.
Timmy D. Displays His Groove
So how did you wind up in Framingham?
Tim Driscoll and me were sitting in my office a day after the
Massachusetts Housing and Shelter event.
It was in 04. I was in Sage House, you know, when the program
was over there, pointin
I had just sat down to watch a baseball game on TV when the phone
rang on Monday night. Betsy, the Director of SMOC Addiction
Services, was on the line. "Jim, they found Michael dead. He
killed himself." In a voice that seemed to be marked with e
Coming In From the Cold
The context of this brief piece is laid out in the following
series of emails.
Please call Tom A. at 781-XXX-XXXX and introduce yourself and
thank him for his 2 generous, unrestricted gifts that
Tricia Brennan, the Director of our Pathways Family Shelter,
recently left the agency to pursue other interests. Tricia's
work at the agency symbolizes many of the ways that SMOC is, how
SMOC works, and how the agency has evolved over the last fi
KATRINA TEN YEARS AFTER
Ronald is part of our Ready, Willing & Able administrative
office cleaning crew, so I see him on a regular basis. Usually
its in the late afternoon either before he starts work, when
hes sitting quietly at one of the tables in the
KATRINA TEN YEARS AFTER
Ronald is part of our Ready, Willing & Able administrative office
cleaning crew, so I see him on a regular basis. Usually its in
the late afternoon either before he starts work, when hes
sitting quietly at one of the tables in the
I have always felt a certain lack of connectedness when it came
time to celebrate the holidays which, for me, were Christmas and
New Year's. At one point in my life, I likened it to sitting on
a stage and watching a play unfold, apart from the au
December 21, 2011
A Day for Redemption, A Day for Remembrance
First, a glimpse at the process of redemption.
It was about 3:30 in the afternoon when I wandered out of
my office, looked to my left into the Opportunity Center,
and spotted Larry, sitting in
THE HAND OF GOD
Naugatuck, Connecticut June, 1998
As soon as I pick up Route 8 South out of Waterbury, I
start dredging up memories. What did the house look like?
When was the last time I was here? Was it 54, 55, when we
came to visit my grandmother, befo
DAYS LIKE THIS
Tuesday, 1/24/12, 11:00 a.m.
Im barreling down I-290 coming out of Worcester, heading
to Framingham, when my cell phone announces its presence
through the Bluetooth system. On the other end of the line
is one of our Board members bringing t