Mountain States Group Becomes Jannus Inc.
New Name for Nonprofit to Better Reflect Mission and Achievements
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 2, 2015
Executive Director, Jannus, Inc.
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Boise, ID – Mountain States Group will operate under the new name Jannus,Inc. effective immediately. The new name better reflects the group’s commitment to helping individuals and families navigate difficult transitions into more positive futures.
The new name, Jannus,Inc. was inspired by Janus, the Roman god of beginnings, transitions and economic opportunity. The Roman god often symbolizes transitions from the past to the future, from one condition to another, and young people’s growth to adulthood. The Roman mythology was a good match for the meaningful work Jannus, Inc. does in areas of community health, public policy and economic opportunity.
“This name change from Mountain States Group to Jannus, Inc. comes at a defining moment in the group’s history. Currently celebrating 40 years of service, we’re elevating the strength of the organization as a whole, in addition to the visibility of our successful programs,” said Karan Tucker, Jannus’s Executive Director. “We feel the Jannus, Inc. name better complements our work with clients and communities during times of transition, honoring the past and the future of those we serve.”
Jannus, Inc.changes lives every day. Individuals, families, local communities and national programs benefit from the programs managed by Jannus, Inc. including:
|o Agency for New Americans||o Idaho Office for Refugees|
|o Covering Idaho Kids||o Idaho Peer Specialist Training Program|
|o Early Head Start||o Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline|
|o English Language Center||o Idaho Voices for Children|
|o Friends in Action||o Legacy Corps for Veteran and Military Families|
|o Foster Grandparents||o Microenterprise Training & Assistance (META)|
|o Global Gardens||o Nutrition Works|
|o Global Talent Idaho||o Office of Consumer & Family Affairs|
|o Idaho Afterschool Network||o Retired and Senior Volunteer Program|
|o Idaho Area Health Education Center||o Women’s Business Center|
|o Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy||o Your Health Idaho–Enrollment Counselors|
|o Idaho Kids Count|
“We are known today more by the names of the programs we manage than by the organization’s name,” said Margaret Henbest, Past President of the organization. “This is a strong group that needed a strong name that better reflected the work we do, and the services we provide. Jannus, Inc. is that name.”
About Jannus, Inc.
Jannus, Inc. is a diverse health and human services organization that changes lives every day. It engages compassionate people offering strong programs that help ease individuals and families through difficult challenges or new transitions in areas of community health, public policy and economic opportunity. For more information, visit Jannus.org.