Awards & Recognition

Moving Mountains Award Winner 2019

Through the Moving Mountains Award, ANCOR, the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) and the Institute on Community Integration at the University of Minnesota (ICI) recognize organizations using leading practices in direct support workforce development that result in improved outcomes for people with disabilities.

This year, St. Coletta of Wisconsin was awarded the 2019 Moving Mountains Award for our innovative recruitment and retention practices through an initiative called “Project Moonshot”. Moonshot, which was developed in April 2016 as a solution to an ongoing staffing crisis. This initiative includes competency based job evaluation, promotional and career advancement opportunities, and competitive wages and benefits.  

“The initiative started in 2016 and since that time, we are delighted that our quarterly DSP retention rates are consistently above 90%. The industry trend is much lower, particularly for elder care, so St. Coletta is very pleased that we are retaining our high quality direct support professionals.” said Art Young, Director of Human Resources and Risk Management. 

Nonprofit of the Year 2016

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – On November 3, 2016 BizTimes Media presented its third annual awards program to honor community-nominated corporate citizens and nonprofits for their ongoing commitment to making southeastern Wisconsin a better place to live, work and play.

The awards presentation was preceded by a panel discussion where a panel of business and community leaders discussed current efforts and future opportunities to work together to solve complex and deeply-rooted challenges of the Greater Milwaukee area.

St. Coletta of Wisconsin was recognized as the large “Nonprofit of the Year” for their creativity and innovation in building a sustainable organization, excellence in teamwork and an outstanding dedication to the organization’s mission in the community. The nomination came from an individual who attended a fundraising event for the Genesis day program, which focuses on providing educational and skill building opportunities for transition-aged youth with developmental disabilities.

“We have taken on some bold initiatives over the past year that focus on sustaining the longevity of our organization, introducing new programs to meet the growing needs of our community and ensuring a quality workforce for the people we are so blessed to serve,” said Ted Behncke, President of St. Coletta. “This award solidifies we are heading in the right direction and we are honored to have been named as Nonprofit of the Year”.