Our Vision

To be the leader in providing life-changing experiences.

Our Mission

Sojourner House at PathStone provides shelter, structure, strength, and inspiration to women, their families, and others in need so they are prepared to lead responsible and meaningful lives.

“Sojourner House is a house of miracles where lives are transformed. It is a sanctuary, where nurturing of the spirit begins, where the process of healing and loving of self takes place.”

“I view my accomplishments as our accomplishments because when a woman is strengthened, her children are strengthened, and her community is strengthened

“Sojourner House’s ability to link women who are close in interest, outlook, feeling, and emotional pain translates to a revival of souls. We come to Sojourner believing that no one cares, that no one believes, that there is no reprieve. We soon learn we are wrong. Compassion is the greatest asset of the relations that are formed among the women of Sojourner House.”

“It is not just a house of women and children hoping to put their lives back together. It is a house of miracles where lives are transformed. It is a sanctuary, where nurturing of the spirit begins, where the process of healing and loving of self takes place. With hard work, dedication, and patience, the gift is unfolded. Through parenting of self and through our children, a whole life is turned around.”

Let The Read-A-Thon Begin!

A family enjoys “Thomas The Tank Engine” while sitting in the Sojourner House reception area.

This October, we kicked off our very first Read-A-Thon! Through the program, the kids can earn “book bucks” based on the number of minutes they read and turn in their book bucks for cool stuff –like toys and games. We’ve posted a colorful Read-A-Thon chart in the dining room to make it easy for kids (and their moms) to track their progress, and the book bucks are starting to add up!

Our Read-A-Thon comes as part of a larger effort to build a culture of literacy at the house. Over the last year, we have also dedicated a children’s library—generously built by two of our very youngest volunteers!—and created a number of smaller “reading zones,” throughout the building so that families can grab a book while waiting for the bus, relaxing in between life skills classes, or settling down for the night.

In creating these programs, it was important to us that the parents could play an active role in their child’s reading, especially for mothers with younger children. To encourage parental involvement in the Read-A-Thon, we offer “double bucks” for reading time that the kids spend with their mom, and have also started incorporating literacy goals into the parents’ individualized service plans. Many mothers are already working hard on their parenting skills while they are here, and reading with their kids is a great opportunity to build positive, nurturing relationships.

Though the children are the target audience for our Read-A-Thon efforts, the women seem to be enjoying it, too. After visiting the children’s library, one adult resident told us with a smile, “You know, I never thought that I’d enjoy teen lit. But you know what? It’s not bad.”

Beth MacAller to step down as Executive Director of Sojourner House at PathStone

Beth MacAller, Executive Director of Sojourner House at PathStone Inc. since 2012 has stepped down as from her position, effective September 11, 2015. Kathryn Bryan, the Senior Vice President of Property Management at PathStone will act as Interim Director while an executive search committee comprised of Sojourner House Board Members and PathStone staff seeks to fill […]

Record Numbers of Donors & Volunteers Make This The Most Successful Back To School Campaign Yet

This month, Sojourner House at PathStone held its annual Back To School Picnic, where families from all Sojourner locations gathered to celebrate the new school year, register for fall programs, and receive brand-new backpacks filled with school supplies. Thanks to an outpouring of school supply donations and online monetary gifts, Sojourner House was able to […]