From Middletown Press article by Cassandra Day on 11/23/18 New leader of Middletown organization: Everyone deserves respect, dignity MIDDLETOWN — The motto of St. Vincent de Paul Middletown is “meeting needs, offering hope” and it’s something new Executive Director Ethel Higgins is eager to continue. Higgins, who joined the agency Nov. 5, grew up in…Details
After nearly 12 years, Ron Krom retired as St. Vincent de Paul Middletown’s executive director. He was honored with a Mayor’s Citation, a heartfelt poem, a weekend get-a-way zip-lining with his wife Rosa, and lots of good wishes on Nov. 1, 2018 at the Soup Kitchen. Photos by Katie Connell from SVDM’s supportive housing staff.…Details
We welcome Ethel Higgins, left, who will begin as our new executive director on November 5th! She has been shadowing with our current E.D. Ron Krom (far right) for about a month to learn the ropes at our four-pronged mission (Soup Kitchen, Amazing Grace Food Pantry, Community Assistance and Supportive Housing programs). She and Ron…Details
After nearly 12 years leading St. Vincent de Paul Middletown, Ron Krom, our Executive Director, is retiring and preparing to move to South America. Ron has had a huge impact on the lives of many people in this community, and we want to send him towards his next great adventure with sincere gratitude and appreciation.…Details
Carla Witmer, Middletown resident who has been housed for years and now advocates for the homeless, and St. Vincent’s Lydia Brewster who serves on the Middlesex County Community Care Team, were given awards by the Partnership for Strong Communities. Partnership for Strong Communities is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending homelessness through policy and advocacy…Details
Congratulations to Valarie Smith, St. Vincent’s own Community Assistance Coordinator for earning her college degree in Human Services! Val’s been with us for over 20 years. We’re so proud of her and her many accomplishments!
Freddy Carroll is the featured artist at MAC 650 Gallery & Artist Co-Op, 650 Main St. The opening reception for “Fred Carroll: The Collections”for two weeks starting January 20 to February 3 from 7 to 11 p.m. Over the years, he’s been creating stick figure commentaries: simple pen drawings, which touch on politics, current events,…Details