Current Events

Current Events

This is why we walk

Thursday, 26 April 2012 09:49

Recipients of Sojourner Truth House services are deeply thankful for even the small things that we take for granted.

Cassandra* (not her real name) never had a birth certificate. Without one, she couldn't get a driver's license, she couldn't vote, she couldn't get a social security card, she couldn't open a bank account, and she wasn't able to obtain a real job.

2011 Burmese Health Needs Survey Results

Thursday, 26 April 2012 09:26

The St. Joseph Community Health Foundation in partnership with HealthVisions of Fort Wayne and the Indiana Minority Health Coalition are released their results of a research survey on the health care experiences of Burmese community members. The survey, created by the Indiana Minority Health Coalition, was conducted by the Foundation in 2011 and included questions on experiences relating to language, cultural sensitivity and access to care, as well as perceived challenges and gaps in service related to both physical and mental health needs. Foundation staff and volunteers interviewed approximately 175 Burmese individuals; conducted focus groups from 3 different Burmese ethnic groups and one health care provider group; and interviewed 15 different community stakeholders which included ethnic leaders, health care professionals and other refugee service providers on the same topic(s).

PHJC support LCWR

Monday, 23 April 2012 10:56

The members of the Provincial Leadership Team of the American Province of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ are members of LCWR, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. As women religious we continue our daily response to faithfully living the Gospel.

Holy Week Schedule for Ancilla Domini Chapel

Wednesday, 04 April 2012 13:22
Holy Week

Holy Week Services Schedule for Ancilla Domini Chapel

DONALDSON, IN - The Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ invite all to attend the Holy Week Services at the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ Ministry Center.

Giving a big hand for little hands

Wednesday, 28 March 2012 12:52
IN USE BY LITTLE HANDS | Some little ones enjoy table time in the new Child Enrichment Center at Sojourner Truth House. | photo by Lillian Beasley

Sojourner Truth House’s Child Enrichment Center a community gift

GARY, IN – March 26, 2012 – A room inside Sojourner Truth House has been converted into a new Child Enrichment Center, thanks to the creativity and generosity of some Northwest Indiana partners.

The newly refurbished room, which opened March 20 at the Gary day center, is intended to inspire interaction, in a healthy environment, among homeless and at-risk mothers and their children who are clients of Sojourner Truth House.

SJCHF Program Receives Award for Service

Tuesday, 27 March 2012 10:41
Foundation’s Health Navigation & Medical Interpretation Program  Serving Medical Community and Burmese Refugees and Immigrants Receives Indiana Perinatal Network’s Spirit of Service Communication Award

The Indiana Perinatal Network has announced that the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation’s Health Navigation & Medical Interpretation Program focused on Burmese refugees and immigrants was awarded the Julie A. Foster Spirit of Communication Award. The award is presented to an organization or individual who, among other criteria, demonstrates a history of using communication methods to promote women’s and infants’ health in a community and shows a creative or innovative approach to marketing or communicating with professional or consumer audiences. According to Julia Tipton Hogan, Program Services Coordinator of the Indiana Perinatal Network, “the Foundation’s Health Navigation & Medical Interpretation program was chosen from among a record number of nominees and really stood out.”

Vatican Official Visits Ancilla College

Thursday, 22 March 2012 16:27
From left to right; Dr. Michael Galligan-Stierle, President of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, Archbishop Jean-Louis Brugues, and Dr. Ron May, President of Ancilla College.

Education and faith was the focus of a visit to Ancilla College by Archbishop Jean-Louis Brugues, Wednesday. Archbishop Brugues, a leader in the church’s educational efforts across the globe, came to Donaldson as part of a United States tour of universities and colleges including visits yesterday to Lewis University, Calumet College of Saint Joseph and Ancilla College near Plymouth.

Sojourner Truth House Program Services and Outreach  Assistant, Alice Dawson (left); and Social Worker for Homeless Clients, Pam Key (right)

Come join us for the 13th Annual Walk for Sojourner Truth House on Saturday, May 5 at Froebel Alumni Park in Gary - right across the street from the day center. Walk in solidarity with hundreds of supporters and and the homeless or at-risk women and children of Sojourner Truth House - serving more than 1,500 Northwest Indiana women and children per month!

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