Please check out our new video! A day in the life of the residents of Sojourner House and Sojourner House MOMS. This video had its debut at the 13th Annual Victorian Tea. To view more photos from the 2017 Victorian Tea, please visit our Facebook page and our twitter page @SojournerHousePA. Please feel free to share. … [Read more...] about Video of A Day in the Life at Sojourner House
Sojourner House commemorated its 25th anniversary with a celebration dinner at the Mt. Washington LeMont Restaurant on Thursday, October 6th honoring the Sojourner House founders, past and present board members, staff, and women in recovery. The event was sponsored by the LeMont, Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, and Anna and Ed Dunlap. The program, emceed by Cori Parise, included remarks from Dana Gold, Founding Executive Director; Dr. Norma Raiff, Former Executive Director; and Joann Cyganovich, Current Executive Director. There was also the debut of our 25th Anniversary Video, which provides accounts from our founders, past residents as well as former and current staff. The recovery work of the women, and the long-term committed care of staff and volunteers was recognized. JoAnn … [Read more...] about Sojourner House Celebrates its 25th Anniversary
A record-breaking 375 guests attended the 12th Annual Victorian Tea on April 10, raising over $60,000. The event was chaired by Christie Smith, Sojourner House board member and Sojourner House MOMS board treasurer. Special thanks to honorary co-chairs Pittsburgh City Councilman Dan Gilman and his wife Amanda Gilman. Kathy Slencak, Manager of Public Relations at CentiMark Corporation and CentiMark Foundation was this year's Pearl of Hope recipient. Brenda Waters, anchor and reporter for KDKA-TV, was the event emcee. The event featured a silent auction, basket raffle, and program that included live testimonials of Sojourner House and Sojourner House MOMS graduates. Guests were among a unique audience to view the debut of a new video, "Fight Song," set to pop-artist Rachel Platten's … [Read more...] about Thank you, Victorian Tea supporters!
Sojourner House is proud to announce the honorary chairs of the 12th Annual Victorian Tea will be Pittsburgh City Councilman Dan Gilman and his wife, Amanda Gilman. The event chair will be Christie Smith, member of the Sojourner House board of directors and treasurer of the Sojourner House MOMS board. Kathy Slencak, Manager of Public Relations at CentiMark Corporation and CentiMark Foundation, is the recipient of the 2016 Pearl of Hope award. Brenda Waters, KDKA-TV News Anchor and Reporter, will emcee the event. The 12th Annual Victorian Tea will be held Sunday, April 10 at Pittsburgh's Grand Hall at the Priory. A social hour will take place from 1-2 p.m., and the event program runs from 2-4 p.m. If you have questions, would like to host a table, or would like to serve as a … [Read more...] about Dan and Amanda Gilman to serve as Victorian Tea Honorary Chairs
Blue skies and sunshine greeted over 70 guests who gathered on May 6 to celebrate the grand opening of Sojourner House MOMS at Sankofa. Valerie McDonald-Roberts, Chief Urban Affairs Officer for Mayor Peduto's administration, cut the ribbon at the event, culminating three years of extensive planning and community support. Attendees included Joe Lagana and Bill Wolfe of the Homeless Children's Education Fund, Marge Petruska of The Heinz Endowments, Sylvia Fields of Eden Hall Foundation and numerous other community partners. Deputy Director of the Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Reginald Young, and Executive Director of the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh, Castor Binion, also attended. Additionally, Dr. Norma Raiff, founding executive director of Sojourner … [Read more...] about Sankofa Open House
A record-breaking 350 guests attended Sojourner House's 11th Annual Victorian Tea on April 19, which raised over $50,000. Taking place at Pittsburgh's Grand Hall at the Priory, the tea highlighted "Perspectives of Recovery," and featured live testimonials of a program graduate, her mother, her CYF caseworker and Sojourner House lifeskills worker. The event was chaired by board member Sarah Mayer, with honorary chair being Mary Anne Papale, Director of Community Affairs for Highmark. Carol Moore, volunteer and Dedicated, Energetic, Active and Respected member of Pittsburgh Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., was honored as this year's Pearl of Hope recipient. Thanks to the support of presenting sponsor UPMC and UPMC Health Plan, platinum sponsors FedEx Ground and … [Read more...] about Thank You 2015 Victorian Tea Donors and Sponsors