SH: How and why did you decide to host a Valentine’s dinner for the Sojourner House families?Phillip: We wanted to host a Special Valentine’s Dinner for the women of the Sojourner House to let them know that they are loved.
SH: You made some inspirational comments at the dinner. Would you please repeat/paraphrase what you said that evening?Phillip: Each woman in this room has a difficult past and story. Yesterday is behind you now and today is your day to shine. You are surrounded by love here at Sojourner House and tonight at the Valentine’s dinner. This is a special evening designed specifically for each of you. Always know that we care about you and we support and love you in your journey to recovery. A new beautiful life is awaiting you.
Residents enjoying dinner at the Valentine’s Day-themed event