Cool temperatures didn’t keep the Sojourner House and Sojourner House MOMS family from celebrating in a big way at its annual Sista to Sista Picnic on August 24, 2017, in Highland Park. Lots of fun and lots of food was had by all. The afternoon also included a heartfelt memorial service remembering loved ones the Sojourner House/MOMS family has lost this past year. … [Read more...] about Sista to Sista Picnic & Memorial Service 2017
Attention, back-to-school shoppers! You're invited to Alex and Ani Pittsburgh's "Charmed by Charity" event to support Sojourner House ... in Shadyside AND at Ross Park Mall! We hope you can stop by Alex and Ani Pittsburgh's "Charmed by Charity" event Wednesday, Aug. 23, 3-5 p.m., at 5505 Walnut St., Shadyside, and at Ross Park Mall. Enjoy refreshments and explore the newest Alex and Ani collections while supporting a wonderful cause ... 15 percent of all proceeds will be donated to support Sojourner House! A Sojourner House representative will be on hand to share information about this amazing organization. Please contact email@example.com to RSVP or for more information. … [Read more...] about Alex + Ani “Charmed by Charity” Fundraising Event to Support Sojourner House
Sojourner House has experienced a stellar past decade of growth, and an increasingly well-regarded reputation. Much of that can be attributed to Joann Cyganovich, who celebrated her 10th anniversary as Sojourner House's Executive Director, in July. Joann has dedicated the majority of her career to helping thousands of people throughout the Pittsburgh-region - namely, women and children - improve their lives. Her reputation has been built on competence, compassion, knowledge, and commitment. Joann's influence reaches far and wide, not only to residents, but staff, board members, volunteers, colleagues, and other supporters outside of Sojourner House's walls. "I don't feel like I "chose" this career path but that it was chosen for me. The path opened and I went down that path," said … [Read more...] about Cyganovich Celebrates 10 Years as Sojourner House Executive Director
A crowd of 75 people enjoyed great company, a delicious potluck picnic and cool jazz on a summer afternoon when Sojourner House MOMS residents and their neighbors celebrated 27 years of community-building, at its Community Day on July 30. Sojourner House MOMS has been a part of its neighborhood community since it opened in 2004. Please check out our Facebook page for more photos. … [Read more...] about Negley Place Community Day 2017
Kholsen D. Hightower, who joined Sojourner House in March as the Human Resources Generalist, will soon take on an additional role: as board president of the Pittsburgh Chapter of The National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR). Hightower will officially become president at NAAAHR’s launch and induction ceremony on Thursday, August 10, 2017, at the Rivers Casino Allegheny Room. East Liberty-based Sojourner House provides faith-based residential treatment and other services to addicted women and their children to break the intergenerational cycle. Hightower is primarily responsible for benefits administration, compensation and wage structure, talent acquisition, performance and development management, compliance and administration, while supporting diversity … [Read more...] about NEW SOJOURNER HOUSE HUMAN RESOURCES STAFF MEMBER TO BECOME NAAAHR BOARD PRESIDENT
The skies cleared in time for Shadyside Presbyterian Church’s 24th Annual Strawberry Festival the evening June 9. Hundreds of attendees – including Sojourner House and Sojourner House MOMS families -- enjoyed each other’s company while playing games and eating “everything strawberry” … and all the while, supporting Sojourner House MOMS. For numerous years, Shadyside Presbyterian has selected Sojourner House to be the recipient of proceeds from the festival. “We are blessed by the ongoing support of our friends at Shadyside Presbyterian Church,” said Sojourner House Executive Director Joann Cyganovich. “It’s so reassuring to know that our friends there continue to keep our families close to their hearts." … [Read more...] about Fun had by all at Strawberry Festival!