Service programming at Aquinas House seeks to embolden students to put their faith into action. With guidance from the principles of Catholic Social Thought, students are encouraged to foster the common good of their community by upholding the dignity of all people.
“When interdependence becomes recognized…the correlative response as a moral and social attitude, as a ‘virtue,’ is solidarity. This then is not a feeling of vague compassion or shallow distress at the misfortunes of so many people, both near and far. On the contrary, it is a firm and persevering determination to commit oneself to the common good; that is to say to the good of all and of each individual, because we are all really responsible for all.” – Sollicitudo Rei Socialis, 38
COVER Home Repair | COVER Home Repair of White River Junction, VT resembles Habitat for Humanity. A group of students and staff work on a housing project in the Upper Valley region. COVER provides lunch and AQ provides transportation. No experience with home repair is required.
David’s House | David’s House functions as a ‘home-away-from-home’ for families of children who are receiving medical care at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC). AQ students and staff volunteer to prepare meals for the families staying at David’s House.
Dismas House | Dismas House of Hartford, VT is a community dedicated to supporting people transitioning out of the prison system. Our students help provide dinner for the Dismas community, as well as share a meal and conversation with them. | Student Leader Contacts: Andrea.Sedlacek.firstname.lastname@example.org & Kathryn.A.Keyser.email@example.com
Orford House | Orford House is a community located in Lyme, NH that provides around the clock care for people with severe developmental disabilities. AQ students spend quality time with the residents of Orford House, including reading or singing to them, as well as playing music. | Student Leader Contact: Miles.M.Temel.firstname.lastname@example.org
Upper Valley Haven | Upper Valley Haven is a non-profit organization in White River Junction, VT that provides temporary housing and other services for people who are homeless. There is housing for both individuals and families. AQ students and staff both cook and share a meal with the guests at UVH.
Upper Valley Terrace | Upper Valley Terrace is a community for senior citizens located in Norwich, VT. It provides housing for both people who are independent and people experiencing some form of memory loss. Students spend quality time with the residents during their visits. | Student Leader Contact: Maura.K.Cahill.email@example.com