Dear Friends of St. Martin’s,
It is truly an honor to have been named the new Executive Director of St. Martin’s Hospitality Center, and it is with pleasure that I send out my first message to all of you.
One week into the job, I have met many individuals affiliated with St. Martin’s. It is my sincere hope that I will come to know all of you in due time. I have a tremendous built-in respect for all who generously support and volunteer to help improve the lives of our clients. I have been involved in homeless service delivery and socially innovative programs for over twenty years, but I have never been a part of such an amazing organization that does so much, so well.
I understand the challenges of working with people experiencing homelessness, but I am also very aware of its great rewards. This work we are committed to is sacred. Society doesn’t necessarily recognize that people experiencing poverty and homelessness are gifts to us all, drawing out our reserves of compassion and causing us to become better human beings. Ours is a timeless calling not for the faint of heart.
I already feel as though I am a part of something special, and look forward with great anticipation to the great work we will do together.
Greg Morris Background Information:
Greg has over 20 years of experience in non-profit leadership/management, most recently as the Executive Director of the ACLU of Idaho.
Greg has extensive experience working with the homeless. He is the founder and first Executive Director of CATCH, Inc., a nationally recognized re-housing program serving homeless families in Idaho. Greg was also a member of Idaho’s Homeless Coordination Committee and participated in the development of Idaho’s plan to address homelessness. Greg served as the President of the Boise/Ada County Homeless Coalition for two consecutive terms (2013 and 2014). He was also the manager of the largest homeless shelter in Idaho in 2005.