It is with a very heavy heart that we let you know that we lost James Croston to cancer on Saturday. James, for those that may not have known him, was a Home Share Provider, Home Share Coordinator, Senior Coordinator and the Service Coordinator for Home Share at Community Connections. He literally performed every role with respect to Home Share at the agency and developed many great relationships with coworkers at the agency, Home Share Providers and our communities in his various roles along the way.
I will miss his tremendous sense of humour, his persistent quest for knowledge, constant commitment to improve things, his intensity and, most of all, his friendship.
James is survived by his loving family who were by his side throughout his illness, particularly his young son and daughter. A Go Fund Me page has been set up with the proceeds going to James’ kids. The link is here should you wish to donate.
As you can imagine, it will take us a few days to catch up on work that we had promised, my apologies particularly for the delay in getting out the breakdowns of the recent Home Share increases and retroactive payments if they applied to you. I will get those out to you as soon as I can.
Thank you all for your support of the CCSS team and especially your support of James.
He will be dearly missed. Jackie and Brian (on behalf of the whole Home Share Team at Community Connections Support Services)
Please see below for the poster for the Mandt Training organized for Creston. Please see the attached posters for more information and contact Mike (contact info is on the poster) for more info and to register. More information on the Mandt System can be found here.
Please see below for the poster for the Mandt Training organized for Cranbrook. Please see the attached posters for more information and contact Mike (contact info is on the poster) for more info and to register. More information on the Mandt System can be found here.
Our intrepid reporter, Amit Ghosh, got a chance to sit down with Linda Siino from CARF to talk about accreditation, CARF and how it impacts Community Connections Support Services. Linda, Colleen and Paul (in the West Kootenays) were here the week before last surveying the organization.
More info about CARF is here. Check out the video below and hit us up with any other questions you may have. Thanks to Amit, Linda and Kathy for making this happen.
Please see the link below for our Summer Newsletter for our Home Share Services. Thanks to James Croston for putting this together for us. Got any great ideas for submission for the next newsletter? Let James know!
It’s happening again, please join us on July 19 for food, fun and frolic. Please see all the details in the posters below and please don’t forget to RSVP so we can put a hot dog or burger on the grill for you!