President’s Message

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2014 brought tremendous change to Craine House. Through the hard work and dedication of our volunteers, financial contributors, the board of Directors and our staff; we now operate a much larger facility than this time in 2012. Of course this growth has required Craine House to change and expand the ways we operate and provide services and support to the children and their mothers, but it has been a joyous period. Both major and minor changes have influenced the level of support we now offer, but our goal to have the women and children residents to change their lives, improve skills, become more educated and break the vicious cycle of incarceration for generations to come, makes it all very worthwhile. I cannot say enough about how the community, our board and our advisory committee members have jumped in to manage through some overwhelmingly challenging needs of the organization. In addition, I am especially thrilled that we have been able to increase both our staff and our Board of Directors over 2014, allowing Craine House to have even deeper resources in a variety of specialty areas to more efficiently adapt to our changing environment. With financial support for all nonprofits being more competitive, we feel blessed to have increased our donor and grant pool, to further diversify our fundraising capabilities. While this work is never done, we do feel compelled to continue to challenge ourselves as a Board and want to continually improve on the foundation that has been built by so many that have served and supported Craine House in the past. We are looking forward to continuing to never stop dreaming, but to also make the most beneficial ideas become reality. On behalf of the Board of Directors of Craine House, thank you.

Michael Cook
President, Craine House Board of Directors

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