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Jewel's Journey

Because of you, Jewel finally has hope and loving support. For most of her adult life, Jewel has been homeless, physically abused, and battling addiction. You helped give her hope and a second chance at a happy, healthy life. Through your support, Jewel found a light at the end of the tunnel.

Jewel was given furniture, household items, and help to find housing through outreach services at STH. During a class session, Jewel shared that the emotional support and respect she received at Sojourner Truth House made a bigger difference for her than the physical items she received. She had never known such loving support. She said, “It feels like I have gained a new family.” Thank you for bringing Jewel out of a cycle of painful desperation and into the light of hope and health.

- Told by Pam Key, Director of Client Services



Womenade for STH began in 2003 as community members holding in-home parties to raise funds and show STH to those who might not have known about the organization. As Sojourner Truth House continues to grow, so does Womenade. 

This year, we are bringing you our new Womenade for STH website! Here you can learn about the many different ways that you can participate in Womenade through hosting your own party, attending a Womenade event, buying a Womenade shirt, or donating!



We are currently not taking large furniture, clothing, and bedding.
Please call ahead before dropping off a donation. (219) 885-2282

URGENT NEEDS: clock radios, microwaves, dish soap, floor and table lamps, laundry soap, and mops!

Household Supplies

  • All-purpose cleaners & disinfectants
  • Bathroom cleaners
  • Laundry soap**
  • Dish soap**
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Mops**
  • Brooms & dustpans
  • Baking pans & cookie sheets
  • Bowls (soup, cereal)
  • Mirrors
  • Shower curtains & hooks
  • Waste baskets & trash cans
  • Can openers
  • Trash bags (tall kitchen size)
  • Ziploc bags (gallon, quart, sandwich)


  • Toilet paper (preferably individually-wrapped rolls)
  • Bar soap & body wash
  • Toothpaste & mouthwash
  • Deodorant (men’s and women’s)
  • Razors and shaving cream/gel
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Bulk canned goods (vegetables, fruits, meats)

Small Appliances

  • Blender
  • Crockpot
  • Toaster Oven
  • Microwave**
  • Irons & ironing boards
  • Griddle
  • Clock radios**

Furniture (good working order, new or gently-used)

  • Dining sets (for 2-6 people)
  • Dressers
  • Coffee tables
  • End tables
  • Night stands
  • Floor & table lamps**
  • Bagless vacuums
  • Refrigerator & Freezer (apartment size)
  • Stove (apartment size)

Saint Katharina's Calendar Club

When you give to Sojourner Truth House on a monthly basis, you keep our doors open and our arms extended to welcome people who are hurt and homeless. Women, children, and families count on your support every day, every week, and every month of their journey to stability. Your monthly gift is strength and stability in the midst of our clients' struggles. 


410 West 13th Avenue
Gary, IN 46407
(219) 885-2282


Sojourner Truth House
is a ministry of hope and help for homeless and at-risk women and their children sponsored by
The Poor Handmaids of Jesus ChristThrough hospitality, advocacy, integrative services and collaboration, participants improve their quality of life and that of the community in a safe, trusting environment.

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