Respected Community Leader”s Can Do Attitude to Launch New Era for Established Non-Profit Dedicated to Helping Children and Families in Crisis
The Board of Directors for the Gwinnett Children”s Shelter welcomes Maureen Kornowa as the organization”s executive director. Kornowa brings her entrepreneurial spirit and out-of-the-box thinking to this private non-profit, formed in 1987 by members of the Gwinnett community to strengthen children, youth and families in crisis.
“The Board has always known that to be successful we needed a leader from our community,” explains Brand Morgan, board chair, Gwinnett Children”s Shelter, in speaking about the organization”s recruitment approach. “As Gwinnett Magazine”s 2013 Woman of the Year and through her decade-long tenure as executive director for North Gwinnett Co-Operative Ministries, Maureen Kornowa is well-known and respected in Gwinnett. She is both prepared and uniquely equipped for the challenge.”
Gwinnett Children”s Shelter holds fast to its mission of serving children first – by helping families in crisis. Since its inception, the shelter has grown to offer far more than emergency shelter services. This local resource provides an array of services that impact more than 6,500 youth and 300 families annually from all across the North Metro Atlanta area.
Vital to effectively helping children, youth and families in transition or experiencing crisis is the ability to connect them with appropriate and relevant local resources. Kornowa”s track record demonstrates she has an extensive network within local communities and among other non-profit organizations. She will work to build awareness for Gwinnett Children”s Shelter as a complementary resource for other non-profits.
“I am excited to bring new energy to help children and families in Gwinnett, creating new opportunities for people to help in an even bigger way,” says Kornowa. “I understand the big picture and will work to establish collaborative partnerships, with the support of the community, to make Gwinnett Children”s Shelter become a resource to many.”
“Filling voids to provide the transitional care and services children and families need to get back on their feet, this will help everyone provide better services,” says Morgan.www.gwinnettchildrenshelter.org
About Gwinnett Children”s Shelter
The Gwinnett Children”s Shelter is a private, non-profit 501(c)3 agency that grew out of a volunteer effort involving the PTA, business and community leaders and countless individuals who became aware of the growing need for services for the abused, abandoned and runaway children of Gwinnett County and surrounding communities. The Gwinnett Children”s Shelter is a residential, transitional care facility for children, youth and their families, and serves every race, creed, color and religion. The Gwinnett Children”s Shelter operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. To learn more, visit www.gwinnettchildrenshelter.org.