Partnership for Families, Children and Adults is collaborating with Bryan College’s Center for International Development in hosting a director from Caritas, an international Catholic charity based out of Rome that serves the impoverished and vulnerable around the globe.
Director Theresa Turtukowskyj, of Caritas, runs three major facilities along the eastern border of Austria that houses and treats children and adults with mental and physical disabilities. She is spending two days with Partnership to learn how they manage their various services and what their policies look like so she can improve how her centers are managed in Austria. She will be giving a presentation Thursday, May 17 at 9 a.m. at Partnership’s McCallie Office, 1800 McCallie Ave. in Chattanooga.
"Since 2005, Partnership has worked with Bryan College in spreading our mission of empowering people and building communities at a global scale. Partnership has sent employees to Slovakia and Romania to consult and train the directors at their centers, focusing on issues related to domestic violence and sexual assault. In a true give and take spirit, Partnership has brought home priceless experiences and knowledge to benefit our clients while also sharing the practices that have worked best for us to help them serve the vulnerable in their communities," officials said.