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Madlyn's Reflection

Madlyn lost herself but you helped her find new hope. Your support provides STH clients with the chance to heal emotional wounds in addition to finding stable housing and employment. Whatever their struggles or history, they learn to build a better life in a safe, trusting place.

Madlyn recently attended a retreat at MoonTree Studios in Donaldson. Participants engaged in two workshops: Art as Expression and Cultivating Creativity. At the retreat, Madlyn realized that she needs to devote more time to caring for herself. Madlyn pours so much of herself into caring for her family and helping seniors in her community -- over time, Madlyn lost herself.

The retreat offered an opportunity for Madlyn to reflect on her life and her needs. She was able to see that she was neglecting herself. She received a gift bag at the retreat, which included a gas gift card. “I lost my income,” she said, “and I did not know how I was even going to get back home today. This experience has given me hope and assurance. I am so grateful for the blessing of my gas card.”

Your donations not only support and help our clients but also remind them that there are people who really care. Thank you for helping us take care of Madlyn so that she can learn to care for herself.

- Told by Pam Key, Director of Client Services


Walk for STH 2021

We are SO grateful for everyone's support to make this year's Walk for STH our most successful ever. As of today, we have had:

  • $130,164.64 raised
  • 718 individual donors
  • 44 Sponsors

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your support!!

Don't forget to mark your calendars for next year's walk on June 11, 2022. 


Thank you to our 2021 Walk for STH sponsors, including:



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

URGENT NEEDS: Laundry soap, softener, bleach, and microwaves!

  • Bath soap/body wash
  • Boxed/bagged goods: cereal, rice, beans, pasta, etc.
  • Brooms/ Dustpans
  • Canned goods: vegetables, soups, fruit, juices, meats, etc.
  • Clock radios
  • Deodorant (men/women)
  • Dish Soap
  • Hairbrushes & combs
  • Kitchen knife sets
  • Lamps
  • Laundry Soap, softener, and bleach
  • Lotion
  • Microwaves
  • Mops
  • New vacuums
  • Paper napkins
  • Paper towels
  • Plastic grocery bags
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Shower Curtain liners
  • Sugar
  • Swiffer sweeper poles
  • Tall kitchen garbage bags
  • Tampons/sanitary pads
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothbrushes & dental floss
  • Toothpaste & mouthwash
  • Wastebaskets
  • Ziplock bags in various sizes: quart, gallon, sandwich

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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