An Interview With Barbara Jones

Staff member Barbara Jones smiles and sits in front of a green wall

Barbara Jones has been a Recovery Support Specialist (RSS) at Sojourner House for 15 years. Her commitment to the women and families at Sojourner House comes directly from her life experiences as the child of an alcoholic, her 28 years of sobriety, and decades of service in the mental health field.  As an RSS, Barbara provides residents in recovery and … Read More

An Interview With Cydney Anderson

selfie of Cydney Anderson, the organization's Child Care Specialist

Cydney Anderson has been the Child Care Specialist for the families of Sojourner House since 2018. She was studying elementary education at CCAC when she learned about the role, and she has been here ever since. While the moms of Sojourner House work and grow in their recovery journeys, Cydney and their kids have fun and grow, too. We recently … Read More

A Look Back On A Year of Resilience & Endurance

Sojourner House 2020-21 Annual Report Featured Image

The Sojourner House annual report highlights our accomplishments, shares stories of recovery, and thanks the generous donors and volunteers who help our staff and support our mission. As we began work on our latest annual report, we knew we had quite a story to tell about aspects of 2020 and 2021 — two very tumultuous years. All of us, individuals … Read More

Meet Steven Renfro, aka Mr. Steve

Steven Renfro, Sojourner House Property Maintenance Manager
Few people have worked with Sojourner House as long as Steven Renfro. Mr. Steve, as he is known here, has been our Property Maintenance Manager for almost two decades, maintaining the spaces that are most critical to our mission. His care helps to provide the women and families we serve with warm, safe living spaces while they heal, reconnect, and ... Read More

Meet Yvonne Hudson

Yvonne Hudson Standing in front of a bridge
Won’t You Be My Neighbor Our new Director of Advancement at Sojourner House has been working regularly in East Liberty for the past decade, most recently for Quantum Theatre, just across the hall.  Yvonne Potts Hudson discovered Sojourner House was as dynamic as its fellow nonprofits in the neighborhood. Before joining Sojourner House, she worked in development for Quantum as ... Read More

Sojourner House, Family Links and POWER Join Forces to form Pennsylvania Treatment Alliance, Combating The Opioid Epidemic

The Pennsylvania Treatment Alliance is a recently formed collaboration between three organizations focused on combating the opioid epidemic in Western Pennsylvania, with a specific emphasis on treatment for women and families. The Alliance is a combined effort between Sojourner House, which provides compassionate, faith-based addiction recovery services to women and their children; Family Links, an organization committed to building healthy … Read More

Thank you, Victorian Tea supporters!

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 ... Read More

Sojourner House Residents Learn the Art of T’ai Chi

Creating a new Mind and Body Group at Sojourner House, Program Assistant and Group Facilitator, Tara Irwin has partnered with the community to bring worthwhile experiences to the women in the program. In just the first few months of the group, residents have practiced guided meditation, visited a Himalayan Salt Cave and attended a T’ai Chi class at Still Mountain T’ai … Read More