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CEO Anne Starr's Email Update to Employees

CEO Anne Starr's Email Update

Dear All, 


Words of encouragement come from Megan Stelter, Orchard Place Foundation Board member. Megan writes, “ Please thank the staff for all they are doing. Something I heard recently really stuck with me. During these times of lots of free time and terrible news, just dance…This will pass, and love will find a always does.” Stevie Nicks


We are now about four weeks into when we began making some extraordinary shifts in work and daily living. The world is different. We are going to be changed after this has passed. I believe we get to choose how we adapt and what changes we adopt after this is over. 


I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about what will we want OP to adopt when this is over? Please send me your thoughts on that. I’d like to hear from you about your vision for us. 


Sanctuary on! Anne