From the Executive Director

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Welcome to Carpenter’s Place

Mike O'Connor, Executive Director Carpenter's Place

I am incredibly humbled and honored to join Carpenter’s Place as the new Executive Director. As I step into this role, I am acutely aware of the vital importance of our work to the community—and it’s a responsibility that I don’t take lightly. My goal is to preserve and build upon the incredible, 22-year legacy that this organization has, while also looking toward the future with growth in mind. Fortunately, we have the right people on our side. We have an enthusiastic, committed Board of Directors, a knowledgeable staff, and a community full of volunteers and donors who never fail to say “yes.”

You are a crucial partner to Carpenter’s Place, and I want you to know that my door is always open. In the coming months, I plan to do a lot of listening to better understand where we are as an organization and where we need to be. Each of you has a unique perspective on the needs of our community and those we serve, and I’m eager to hear your thoughts. Please feel free to reach out to me at any time at MikeO@carpentersplace.org or call me at 815-964-4105 x204.

To those of you are already involved at Carpenter’s Place as a volunteer or donor…please accept my warmest thanks for being our partner in ending homelessness! And if you are new to Carpenter’s Place and interested in learning more about how you can share your time, talent and/or treasures to become part of this powerful work that changes lives, I extend a warm welcome to you and encourage you to please be in touch!


With gratitude,

Michael O’Connor

1149 Railroad Avenue, Rockford, IL 61104 | (815) 964-4105

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