Our Mission: Offering compassionate, faith-based recovery services to mothers and their children.
Happy New Year: Welcome to a new decade!
The start of each new year is a time to reflect on the year past, and to make plans for the future. 2020 holds a promise of new opportunities and the possibility to change for the better. We cannot thank you enough for the support and kindness you gave to Sojourner House in 2019, and we hope that you will continue to support us in the new year. We wish you a happy new year filled with abundance and joy.
16th Annual Victorian Tea Tickets on Sale Now!
Tickets are available for purchase online for Sojourner House's 16th Annual Victorian Tea. Please note the early bird ticket price. Seats are filling up quickly, so make sure to take advantage of this special price before it ends on March 16.

The Tea will take place on Sunday, April 19, 2 to 4 p.m., at the Omni William Penn Hotel. A social hour will take place 1 to 2 p.m. Please help us celebrate the successes of our families, and support us as we continue our fight to keep families together so they can become healthy, productive citizens of our community.

If you are not able to make the Victorian Tea event, but would still like to support the effort, please click the button below.
Thank you to our #GivingTuesday Donors!
A BIG thank you to all of those who donated to Sojourner House during Giving Tuesday on Dec. 3! $2,350 was raised during the one-day charitable giving campaign. We want to thank YOU for choosing Sojourner House as the recipient of your generosity.  
Benjamin-Miller featured in "Shady Ave Magazine"
Meet De'netta
Our staff are full of amazing talent and skill and we want to share their stories with you. And no better person to start with than our new Executive Director, De’netta Benjamin-Miller.
Sabika Jewelry Celebrates the Holidays at Sojourner House
Sabika Gift Wrapping Events on Nov. 21 & 23
Sabika Jewelry invited Sojourner House volunteers to wrap presents, then donations from gift-wrapping by volunteers went to SoHo ... $422 was raised!
Wonderful examples of the volunteers' gift wrapping
Liz Wasel, Sojourner House Volunteer Coordinator/Child Development Specialist, and Jennifer Thoma, Sojourner House volunteer, wrapping gifts at the Sabika Jewelry event
Karin Mayr, Sabika Jewelry Founder & Chairwoman, with Liz Wasel, Sojourner House Volunteer Coordinator/Child Development Specialist
Sabika volunteers helped the children wrap their gifts
Children also got to decorate cookies!
Sabika Jewelry Santa's Workshop
For the third consecutive year, members of the Sabika Jewelry family created a wonderful "Santa's Workshop" for the Sojourner family! On Dec. 14, our friends at Sabika helped children living at SoHo choose, then wrap jewelry to give their moms. Following that, the children were invited to decorate (and eat!) Christmas cookies. Thank you, Sabika, for ALL you do for SoHo!
Sabika volunteers helping the children pick out jewelry to give to their mothers on Christmas
The children of Sojourner House wrapped jewelry to give their moms on Christmas
Holiday Recap & Social Media Highlights
The fall semester Words Without Walls reading took place on Nov. 21 at Bantha Tea Bar. The reading was filmed and Sheryl St. Germain was interviewed for the 2020 Victorian Tea video.
The Words Without Walls reading took place at Bantha Tea Bar
View from the audience at the Words Without Walls reading
Words Without Walls program booklet
Sojourner House resident reading her work
Despite Americans' generosity, women and girls' non-profits and programs only receive 1.6 percent of charitable dollars.
On Dec. 7, Young Lawyers brought Santa and gifts for the children of Sojourner House. The children and their moms got the chance to sit on Santa's lap and ask for Christmas gifts. Thank you Young Lawyers for making this holiday so special for Sojourner House!
As part of their holiday celebration,  Point Park University 's Office of Alumni Engagement & Giving held a gift exchange on Dec. 19. Similar to a Secret Santa, staff picked a colleague's name, then bought a toy that they thought their colleague would have liked as a child!
Half of the volunteers from Cranberry Women's Club
Volunteers brought dinner for the families of Sojourner House
Volunteers from Cranberry Women's Club came to Sojourner House on Dec. 5 to celebrate the holidays with dinner and gifts. We are so grateful for your generosity!
The other half of the volunteers from Cranberry Women's Club
Thanks to the Murrysville Bible Study Group for providing a wonderful evening on Dec. 16, which included dinner, a prayer circle, story time, holiday bingo, and gifts!
Volunteers provided dinner for the families
The Murrysville Bible Study volunteers and all of the gifts they brought for Sojourner House!
Murrysville Bible Study volunteers lead a prayer circle for the moms
Thanks to Pitt Law School students for donating coats, hats, gloves and scarves to Sojourner House on Dec. 19! The donations were made in memory of former board member Cori Parise's father, Dave Begg. Dave, who was a long-time, active volunteer lovingly known as, "Mr. Dave."
Christmas Day Mitzvah is Holiday Tradition
Sojourner House is blessed with a great deal of love and support during the holiday season. Mitzvah Day is one of the annual holiday traditions that volunteers provide the residents around Christmas time.
Long-time Play Care volunteer and supporter Dave Begg passed away on Oct. 2. "Mr. Dave" and his wife, Noreen, dedicated Friday mornings to volunteering in the Play care room for several years. Mr. Dave sat in a rocking chair and read books to the children. SoHo celebrated Mr. Dave's kindness and support by designating a rocking chair in the Play Care room as "Mr. Dave's Chair," donated by Mr. Dave's Fund. Fund donations were raised by a group of the Beggs’ friends. An unveiling of took place on Nov. 16.