Improving Your Life One Step At a Time

“ I wanted to see the world,” said Thomas, a former jet mechanic when asked why he joined the Air Force. His travels started with school in Illinois and then he was stationed at Travis Air Force base in California.  He honed his skills working on 141 and C5 planes. He...

Donor Spotlight: Berks Bulls

Recently we received a major gift from a local club that’s been around for over two decades. What made the Berks Bulls reach out this year? We asked member Brad Hall to fill us in. What is Berks Bulls? It’s an investment club. Currently, we have 21 members. I would...

Volunteer Spotlight: Carolyn Holleran

Carolyn Holleran brought warmth to our House this past blizzard-y season, dropping off 35 hand-knitted hats for the men, women and children who shelter here. Taught to knit by her grandmother, the local philanthropist has nearly always had needles and a skein handy....

Good Job!

Thanks to local employers who give a hand up, 75% of our shelter residents are earning a regular paycheck. In February 2018, Phillip Iraola passed a urine drug screen, the second step towards his new life. He’d aced Step One the day before: he’d passed his Commercial...