Meet a Few of Our Family
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"I started here as a medical assistant, then months later I earned my LVN license, then one year later, I became an RN. Now I am assistant Director of Nursing, because God is good. Coming to this home in San Pedro is one of the greatest blessings that God has given me. The employees and residents are like my own extended family plus the Sisters endless love, support, kindness and understanding are something that I could never find anywhere else. I feel excited to come to work every day."
-Assistant Director of Nursing with a Resident
“Working with the Little Sisters and our Residents is a privilege. Our staff reflects the Little Sisters’ mission in their daily works by caring for our Residents. The spirit of St. Jeanne Jugan is ever present in our Home and can be seen and felt throughout; from the exciting daily activities in the building to the delicious meals being served with love. What joy it brings me to be a part of the Little Sisters’ family.”
Human Resources Director
“Being out on the collecting, we experience Divine Providence daily. God sends us his friends in markets, businesses, warehouses, and parishes. We would never make ends meet without our benefactors, and we always remember them in grateful prayer.”
-Sister John (right) pictured with a Resident
“My family came to Los Angeles in the 50s. We settled in Boyle Heights and later on I actually worked for the Little Sisters of the Poor at St. Ann’s Home in Boyle Heights. It is such a blessing for me to be here in San Pedro. I love being around the Sisters and being able to go to the chapel every day."
– Resident since 2006 (right) pictured with an employee
“I am truly blessed to be a part of the Little Sisters of the Poor family. It is fulfilling in life to know that the elderly in our Home will be in a warm and loving environment. The mission of the Sisters through our Lord Jesus Christ, is amazing, in giving the elderly an opportunity to enjoy what life has to offer them.”
Social Service Director (Left) with a Resident
“I began volunteering as a Marian Aide at the Little Sisters’ Home in Oakland, CA when I was in High School. The work with the elderly was so rewarding. I soon knew that I was called to join the Little Sisters of the Poor. As Director of Nursing, I experience the eagerness of our Residents to remain independent and active as long as they are able. Their determination is a source of inspiration to me and all the staff.”
-Sister Clotilde (Left) pictured with a Resident (center)
"Over the last 36 years, I have seen major changes in the daily operations of the Home, for example, the shift from dormitory living to private rooms and baths to the addition of independent living apartments. With each change, we have adapted and worked to keep the spirit of St. Jeanne Jugan active through our continued respect and love for each of the Residents.”
Kitchen Staff (36 years of employment)
“I was born on the Island of Ischia Ponte in Italy but grew up in San Pedro. I have the best of all worlds – being at the Little Sisters of the Poor and being in San Pedro with my family close by. I wouldn’t want it any other way.”
Residents since 2006 (left) pictured with an employee.
"Being an Association Member makes everything else that we do that much more meaningful. Walking hand in hand with the Sisters, in loving service, brings amazing joy to us every day. “Being little…very little”, is the true essence of St. Jeanne Jugan. We don’t have to be giants in serving, just be consistently present to the love of the aged here and everywhere in our lives. My position as Office Assistant in the Development Department lends itself perfectly to the charism of St. Jeanne Jugan."
Association Jeanne Jugan and Development Office Assistant (Right) picture with another staff member
“Every time I come to work, I feel inner peace and joy. You show the Residents compassion, kindness, love and respect and they give it back to you twice as much. It is a happy place to work...Oh the fun things we do! There is never a dull moment. After a day’s work I go home with a happy heart. Working here makes me a better person."
– Activities Director