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At Project PLASE…

Mary Slicher, Executive Director of Project PLASE in Baltimore, says: “Without Ignatian Volunteers, we would not be able to provide all the help our residents so desperately need.”


The role of an Ignatian Volunteer at Project PLASE is integral to keeping the shelter operating without additional paid staff. Mary Slicher, the Executive Director, says that two Ignatian Volunteers helped tremendously—saving the shelter from hiring a nurse and part-time cook, respectively. Mollie is a registered nurse, and tends to the HIV-positive residents of one house, and Duffy prepares meals for the residents of another house. “Each of them performs a variety of tasks that are considered indispensable,” Mary reports. “Plus, they are of great comfort and assistance to the rest of the staff in getting things done. Without them, we would not be able to provide all the help the residents so desperately need.”


At The Franciscan Center…

Anita Healy O’Neill of IVC Baltimore works three days a week at the Franciscan Center and is one of the first faces to greet clients entering this multiservice agency.  Christian Metzger, Acting Executive Director, says, “Anita is a pleasure to be around.  She shares our mission to treat people with dignity and to give people… Read more »