St. John of God to Receive 2014 Ministry Award

Screen Shot 2014-04-01 at 6.59.51 PMBy Staff Reports

(Victorville)– The St. John of God, Health Care Services Board of Trustees was notified in January that the Brothers of St. John of God have been selected by Bishop Barnes of the Diocese of San Bernardino to receive the “Amar Es Entregarse” Award for 2014 in recognition of their ministry and good works serving those who are recovering from alcohol and drug addiction.

“Amar Es Entregarse” means ‘Love is the total giving of oneself’ which perfectly describes and defines the Brothers (of St. John of God)” said Theresa Montiny of the Office of Bishop Barnes when she delivered the news personally at the Trustee meeting on January 27th.  The Brothers of St. John of God will receive the award at the 15th Annual Bishop’s Dinner being held on Saturday, April 26th at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort Indian, Indian Wells.  “We are so honored and humbled to be recognized by Bishop Barnes and we share this honor with so many who help us every day in serving the most vulnerable in our community”, said Brother Stephen de la Rosa.

St. John of God Healthcare Services is a 501 (c) (3) non for profit organization operated by the Brothers of St. John of God; a legacy of care for the sick and suffering that has been growing for over 450 years. The mission of the Brothers is to serve those in need while offering hospitality and dignity to restore wellness of body, mind, and spirit. Since 1985, St. John of God Health Care Services has provided social model alcohol recovery programs in Victorville, California. The services offered cover a broad scope of individual and family needs including Outpatient Services, Inpatient Services, Social Model Detox, Residential Programs, Aftercare Programs, Licensed Day Care Center, and Transitional Living Units.  St. John of God is also responsible for the operations of Samaritan’s Helping Hand; a program offering emergency assistance to stabilize low-income and homeless families and individuals in crisis and Samaritan’s Helping Hand operates the largest food pantry in the High Desert.

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