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Please join us for an inspiring gathering of friends, presented by UPMC Health Plan. Thursday, November 3rd, St. Clair Country Club. Tickets are $75 apiece.
The Girls Hope 25th Anniversary Gala will be held on Saturday, October 15, at the Omni William Penn Grand Ballroom in Downtown Pittsburgh. Registration Link Coming Soon.
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Girls Hope Celebrates 25 Years of Service
In 1977 Father Paul Sheridan founded Boys Hope with the mission of providing academic, financial, and spiritual support through college to disadvantaged boys in St. Louis. With the intention of breaking patterns of abuse, poverty, and neglect, his new “arms-around” approach included placing scholars in top-rated schools and creating a family-style home to support them. Boys Hope quickly expanded into other cities throughout the 1980s, and ultimately became Boys Hope Girls Hope in 1991 after the Sisters of St. Joseph founded and incorporated the country’s first Girls Hope home in Baden.
We first opened our doors with two Sisters as Residential Counselors serving four girls in our program. In 1992 four additional girls entered the program, enabling us to serve a total of eight young women with great potential. Ten years and an increased number of applications later, we opened our second home in Clinton (in 2009 we moved this second home to its permanent location in Coraopolis). Today, Girls Hope houses 16 scholars in our two residential programs while also supporting eight young women in college. Through housing, educating, and nurturing our scholars we have seen 14 women graduate college and launch successful careers.
To commemorate our 25th Anniversary, Girls Hope will be hosting a Black-Tie Gala at the Omni William Penn in Downtown Pittsburgh. We hope that you will join us for the one-time event highlighting Girls Hope’s accomplishments and our strategic vision for the future! Click here for more information.
Sister Elaine Schindler, a residential counselor in the Baden House, was presented the Manifesting the Kingdom Award in January. Presented by the Diocese of Pittsburgh, it is given “to honor lay and religious women and men who manifest the Kingdom of God in an exceptional way within the local Church. Sister Elaine was nominated by her congregation, the Sisters of the Humility of Mary, for her dedication and commitment to youth in the Pittsburgh area.