Thank you Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce and all the friends who came today to celebrate with us..
Special thanks to First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania,
First United Methodist Church- Muncy,
Baxter Plumbing and Heating,
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Turbotville,
Faith Wesleyan Church Williamsport
Lycoming College student work projects
and those Several anonymous who generously volunteers
and donors who donated their time and money.
Funds from this grant will be used toward the renovation of a newly purchased duplex. One half will be utilized by participants of Sojourner Truth Ministries- House of Hope Transitional Housing Program. Participants will be able to utilize the space provided by the duplex as a bridge between the structured and supervised environment of the House of Hope to independent living in the community.
“We are extremely grateful to the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania for their generous support. This grant will expedite the needed renovations to the House of Hope bridge duplex,” said Rev. Angelique Labadie-Cihanowyz, executive director of Sojourner Truth Ministries. “We are excited that upon completion of the needed renovations we will be able to offer House of Hope participants the opportunity to grow in their independence and further their financial literacy and life skills.”
The foundation works to improve the quality of life in north central Pennsylvania through community leadership, the promotion of philanthropy, the strengthening of nonprofit impact and the perpetual stewardship of charitable assets. FCFP strives to create powerful communities through passionate giving. For more information visit www.FCFPartnership.org.
About Sojourner Truth Ministries House of Hope
The House of Hope extends the transforming, healing love and Truth of Jesus Christ to residents who are coming out of homelessness. The program includes spiritual curriculum, multiple life skills including budgeting, work readiness or improvement, and mentoring through healthy, holistic living. We seek to empower women to develop a plan and transition into community, sustainability, and autonomy.
Learn more at www.stmwilliamsport.org/house-of-hope
The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania forwarded a grant in the amount of $6,609.76 to Sojourner Truth Ministries, Inc. This grant is made possible through the generosity of the donors and sponsors of FCFP's record-breaking 2022 Raise the Region. This year's success in reflective of the incredible efforts put forth by many nonprofits across the region.
Thank you so much for support this Ministry!!
We are asking you to support our mission in this Ministry.
Just a small donation can help us!
Your donation will go to apartments 663-665 Center St.
The apartments need to be repaired and remodeled.
Thanks in advance for your contribution.
You have no idea how much it means to us have your support.
We really appreciate you and your generosity.
Thanks Lycoming County United Way and Williamsport Sun-Gazette for helping us. We are grateful for our community and our media partners who help us show the good work happening in our area.
Lycoming County United Way and STM, together with their community partners, put together the video below for Homeless Awareness Month, November 2020.
Williamsport, PA July 2021. Sojourner Truth Ministries, provider of over 25,000 meals to hungry neighbors in 2020 along with social services, after school kids program and a structured home for women leaving homelessness behind, received a grant award from the Williamsport Lycoming Community Fund at the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP) to be used to upgrade the computer systems. This will benefit staff in maintaining and improving daily operations, residents of the House of Hope in skill building, job searches, and furthering education, as well as students in the After School Kids program for homework help. Pictured: Brian Bluth- FCFP Board Chair, Rev. Angelique Labadie-Cihanowyz, Executive Director Sojourner Truth Ministries, Pamela Temons, House of Hope Program Director, and Jennifer Wilson- FCFP President and CEO
All volunteers and staff are required to submit clearances before serving. Those include: PA State & Child Abuse, and FBI Fingerprint or Affidavit. Here is a link to learn more about how to obtain them.