Stonehill Communities is pleased to announce that a Coordinator for the new Caregiver Resource Center has been hired. Jolene Koopmann will be partnering with caregivers, service providers, and the community to provide caregivers with support services, resources, and a safe space for overcoming the challenges of caregiving at home.
Jolene is a native of Dubuque and received her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Clarke College. She has worked for non-profit organizations for the past 22 years. Most recently, she enjoyed working in Volunteer Management at UnityPoint Health-Finley Hospital. Throughout her years in healthcare, she became acutely aware of the growing need for caregiver support in the Dubuque community.
“I have seen firsthand the growing need for these services. I am excited to get started on building resources and a space for caregivers to receive support, comfort, and compassion,” said Koopmann.
The Caregiver Resource Center is the result of a collaborative partnership between the Jim Theisen family, Stonehill Communities, and the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque. The Center will utilize space on the Stonehill Communities campus. The Jim Theisen family has provided a $1 million gift to support the Center’s services. The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque is working to raise matching donations. Additional information is available at https://www.dbqfoundation.org/donors/giving-center/dubuque-caregiver-resource-center.
“We are thrilled to see this project come to life after many months of discussion and planning,” said Gretchen Brown, Stonehill Communities, President/CEO, “We look forward to supporting Jolene as she partners with caregivers as they do the important, rewarding, and challenging task of taking care of loved ones with chronic illnesses.”