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Companis Workers Offer "Life-Saving Support" to Women and Families


“Life-saving support, literally,” is how Mary’s Place executive director Marty Hartman describes her agency’s partnership with Companis.  

Hartman called on Companis in May 2012, just as Mary’s Place began to expand its services as day shelter for women and children to include safe and warm overnight facilities for families.  A hoped-for grant did not come through.  Companis responded quickly with the placements of workers Alyson Moon, MSW, and Betty Reid. 

Companis Board Honors Dr. Neil Elgee with 2012 Newell Award

Dr. Neil Elgee is passionate about helping people understand how the contemplation of death can help us break through societal and cultural barriers to a more fully realized life, one that strengthens communities. Indeed, Dr. Elgee is an example of tireless leadership, superior scholarship, loving friendship and a spirited commitment to serving his neighbors on so many fronts that the Companis Board bestowed the 2012 Janet G. Newell Award for Community Service to him with its deep gratitude and appreciation.