John and Marsha Baumann
“ For women who stayed the course, who made it at least 30 days, over 90% stay drug and alcohol free and find permanent housing and employment.” John and Marsha Baumann have seen firsthand the impact that CCS/CHS programs; Katherine’s and Rita’s Houses, have had on women recovering from addiction. An active member of the volunteer board, John describes the success rate as “astounding” and believes it has to do with the “deep respect and dignity afforded each guest.” Marsha added that success also comes “when women in community help and support one another.”
John and Marsha’s decades long commitment to social outreach and social action with CCS/CHS is described by them as a “natural fit.” For both, service means being part of a greater community dedicated to helping and supporting each other. “There is no way that any of us can help every child, but in a community, if everybody helps one child, one day, across the world, it would all be handled. Can I just do that one little step?”
We thank John and Marsha for their countless hours of volunteer work from assisting with fundraising events, to providing board leadership, to rolling up their sleeves to spearhead a team of Volunteer (Chore) workers helping low income elders remain in their homes.
As volunteers, John and Marsha are an integral part of our mission to provide life-changing compassionate care for our neighbors in need. Our deepest appreciation to them for taking that extra “one little step” by leaving a legacy that will ensure their passion for the needs of the poor continue in future decades.