As an environmentalist, naturalist, author and avid volunteer, Gloria Schlaepfer began her life’s journey in Livingston, a small, rural town in New Jersey. As a child, she often ventured into the nearby woods to enjoy the natural surroundings. One day while there, she came across a nest where she saw a mother bird feeding her
From anecdotes and experiences to events and innovation, this is where it all comes together. Hear firsthand from our residents and staff and see how their stories paint a picture of Front Porch.
In 2000, when Tracy Powell joined what was then the Episcopal Homes Foundation (now Covia, a Front Porch partner) to support its accreditation process, the organization’s outreach program was minimal. In the process of working toward accreditation, Tracy reports, “Board members, executive staff, and residents asked, ‘shouldn’t we be doing more?’” Initially hired as a
Over 50 people collaborated to create a video highlighting Front Porch’s mission, vision, and values, which premiered on July 30th. Featuring the authentic voices of Front Porch residents and staff, the three and a half-minute video invites people to reflect on how they live out Front Porch’s Core Values – Connect, Build Trust, Collaborate, Lead