When financial hardships occur, we want our employees to know Episcopal Homes is here to support them. We are introducing Episcopal Homes Employee Emergency Fund to provide relief to staff members experiencing a financial hardship.
An unexpected financial crisis can happen to anyone, any time. These situations often have negative effects on a person’s mental health and wellbeing, and can impact them personally and professionally.
Monicah Jackson is a Shahbaz in the Gardens. She is a longstanding employee who is held in high regard by the Garden’s administrator, as well as by her those who work by her side.
In June, during the riots that took place in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Monicah found herself without reliable transportation. The light rail and bus systems were shut down, and Uber and Lyft rides were very limited. She feared how she would get to work and how she would buy groceries for her family.
In the midst of this uncertainty, Monicah was also caring for her husband and preparing to admit him to a care facility. Additionally, she found herself unexpectedly assisting with child care for her grandchildren. One person can only manage so much before reaching out for help.
Episcopal Homes is launching the Employee Emergency Assistance program to help staff like Monicah who are exceptional teammates in caring for our elders, but are experiencing a temporary financial hardship – inhibiting them from working scheduled shifts because their basic needs are not met.
Episcopal Homes wants to ensure our staff know they have our support and can ask for help when they truly need it. As Monicah shared, “When you work in fear, you don’t work well.”