Recovery Has Been a Family Affair at Sojourner House since 1991
The East Liberty-based residential rehabilitation facility helps mothers and children rebuild relationships damaged by addiction, while providing counseling, emotional support and enrichment they need to overcome their traumatic past and break the cycle of poverty and chemical abuse.
As is often said, “It takes a village,” and Sojourner House is grateful for friends far and wide for their support.
Treasure House Girls’ Night
For the past 8 years, North Hills-based Treasure House Consignment Store has been hosting “Girls Night” two shopping evenings for our residents Treasure House gifts the women with vouchers so each of them can shop for clothes, shoes, and accessories. Each resident has her own “personal shopper” to help them. Sojourner residents also are treated to catered meals during each “Girls’ Night.”
Sojourner House’s Victorian Tea has taken place for the past 16 years. Locations have changed – the first year at Fox Chapel Presbyterian, the last in-person tea at the Omni William Penn Hotel – but the goal is always the same: to celebrate the mission and work of Sojourner House while enjoying a traditional tea.
Words Without Walls
Sojourner House opened its doors to Chatham University’s Words Without Walls program in 2012. MFA students visit residents each week, every semester, to teach creative writing. At the end of each semester, residents present their work to the public during readings at local establishments, such as art galleries and coffee shops. The program has been a godsend as a creative outlet, and has been transformative and cathartic.
June Strawberry Festival
Shadyside Presbyterian Church’s June Strawberry Festival proceeds annually benefits Sojourner House. Hundreds of attendees, including Sojourner House and Sojourner House MOMS families, enjoy each other’s company while playing games and eating “everything strawberry” … and all the while, supporting our organization.
For the past three Decembers, Robinson-based Sabika Jewelry has generously brought a Santa Workshop store to Sojourner House. During the event, children choose up to two pieces of jewelry for their moms. Sabika staff helps the children wrap their presents, and brings Christmas treats for them to enjoy.
Sojourner House has participated in the Pittsburgh Recovery Walk for numerous years The walk aims to celebrate the many roads to recovery and all of those who have traveled them. The walk also aims to dispel the negative stigma associated with recovery from addiction.
To become a part of the village that makes up Sojourner House’s extended family or to make a donation, please visit sojournerhousepa.org. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 412-441-7783, ext. 104.
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