Our Mission: Offering compassionate, faith-based recovery services to mothers and their children.
A message from the executive director
Dear Friends,

As COVID-19 continues to impact our daily lives, please know that we at Sojourner House are thinking of you, our friends and supporters. We may be apart, but we are all in this together. These are difficult times for everyone, but there are still reasons to smile and to be hopeful. Whether it’s something simple as taking a walk, calling a loved one or meditating.

Together, we can flatten the curve and we will get through this. From all of us at Sojourner House, we wish you all good health and high spirits.

De’netta Benjamin-Miller
Executive Director of Sojourner House
Our response to COVID-19
In response to COVID-19, we are taking the appropriate steps to ensure the safety of those involved with Sojourner House. All Sojourner House and Sojourner House MOMS non-direct care staff are working remotely until Friday, May 15.

Sojourner House and Sojourner House MOMS are considered to be essential, life-sustaining services. Please know that our programs are operating and continuing to accept clients while our staff members practice universal precautions for screening and intake, via the Department of Health and CDC guidelines.

Sojourner House  continues to provide 24/7 services while residents follow  Governor Wolf’s Stay-At-Home Order . At this time, we are not allowing visits from any outside providers. All groups and sessions for participants who do not show signs of illness are taking place in-house. We are still available to help those struggling with addiction. For more information about this program, please call (412) 441-7783.

Sojourner House MOMS  is providing services and accepting new clients. Please contact the Allegheny County LINK at 1-866-730-2368, to be referred to this program.

Sojourner House MOMS Supportive Housing Program  continues to provide services and is accepting new clients. For more information about this program, please call (412) 361-1213.

Additionally, our 16th Annual Victorian Tea fundraiser has been rescheduled to take place on Sunday, Aug. 16 . The Tea was originially scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 19.

With the pandemic impacting everyday life, we thank you for your continued support and wish you and your loved ones health and peace.
#GivingTuesdayNow on May 5
#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020, as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.

The families of Sojourner House need your help now more than ever. Sojourner House is participating in #GivingTuesdayNow to ask for your help in covering the cost of daily essential items. Your donation will help cover the cost of:

  1. housing for residents who arrive at Sojourner House and don't yet have insurance authorization, who are coming to our program from jail or the hospital.
  2. food, clothing, shoes, toiletries and other household items.
  3. Port Authority Transit bus tickets.
  4. cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, thermometers, gloves, masks and over-the-counter medications.

You can start giving as early as today! To donate, please click on the button below, or visit our website at: www.sojournerhousepa.org .
Thank you to our donors!
In difficult times like this, we are reminded of how interconnected we all are. Now more than ever, the families of Sojourner House and MOMS are grateful for the support we have been given. Please join me in saying thank you to our donors:
  • Adda Coffee
  • Kathleen Bakkila
  • Karla Barham
  • Judith Bellin
  • Bethany Presbyterian Church
  • Leo B.
  • Ann Brooks
  • Cynthia Brooks
  • Clifton & Patricia Callaway
  • Michele Clarke
  • Connie Coffelt
  • CVS - Frankstown Road
  • Kelly Dane
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • Vanessa German
  • Joanne LaRose
  • Murrysville Bible Study Group
  • Michelle Pagano Heck
  • Deesah Philyaw
  • Point Park University
  • Arthur Scully
  • Shadyside Presbyterian Church
  • Christie Smith
  • Toni Sulkowski
  • Treasure House
  • Emily Wasel
Handmade masks that were donated to Sojourner House
Sojourner House Board President, Christie Smith, dropping off a donation of kid's activities and food
2019 Annual Report now available
Much like the previous years, 2019 was a year of change and triumph for the residents, staff and volunteers of Sojourner House and Sojourner House MOMS. Check out Sojourner House's defining moments from 2019 in this year's annual report. Please contact Susan Orr, Director of Development, if you would like a copy mailed to you.
Our staff working hard and enjoying loved ones while staying safe
Below are photos from a few of our dedicated staff members who were asked to share what their lives are like during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click the button below to read their stories.
Dena Naughton, Certified Recovery Specialist at MOMS Supportive Housing Program, with her daughter, Maecie, at Dena's best friend's place keeping their 'social distance'
Matt Lewis with his fiance, Ashley Farrelli, celebrating Easter
Karen Upsher, Family Housing Manager; Gwen Williams, Family Support Specialist; and Rochelle Gaines, Data Entry Specialist; smiling under their masks while unloading the 412 Food Rescue delivery
Dolores Mitchell, Sojourner House Program Manager (far left), with her youngest son, Preston (back row); Preston’s wife, Bethany (far right); and five of their seven children: the two twins in front are Judah & Akeelah; then Jada (middle), Tywuan & Nia’