Success Stories

Veteran Moving Forward For Her Children

After hearing her Veteran grandfather’s stories about serving in the Battle of the Bulge, Linda*  knew she wanted to enlist in the Army.  At age 23, and the mother of a 3 year old, Linda, wanted to better herself and provide security for her young family.  The Army...

Volunteer for Veterans

One of the greatest business lessons students have learned this year is adaptability and flexibility.  For full time dental hygienist and student, Deanna Brugger, it was particularly challenging.  She is completing her requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree in...

Homeless Doesn’t Mean Hopeless

Henry* was born on an Army base in Fort Allen, Puerto Rico. His grandfather served at the base and his father worked there as a civilian.  The son of two Army veteran’s, his mother served as a nurse in the Army and his father was a chemical specialist.  As a child, he...

“God Directed Me To Reading, Pennsylvania”

“God Directed Me To Reading, Pennsylvania”

United States Air Force Veteran Anthony Andre Jones’ life reads like a Hollywood movie script filled with a revealing plot with twists and turns.  He feels as if this storyline could have only been written by God. During his military service in the Air Force, Anthony...

Making an Impact in Schuylkill County

“I’d be on the street if it weren’t for her taking action.” Those are the words of this Vietnam-era Army veteran, Ronald H.  sharing his thoughts about the services he received through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program Offering Help in...

SSVF Lancaster Provides Help and Hope

Henry* was born on an Army base in Fort Allen, Puerto Rico. His grandfather served at the base and his father worked there as a civilian.  The son of two Army veteran’s, his mother served as a nurse in the Army and his father was a chemical specialist.  As a child, he...

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...

Female Veteran Empowered for Her Future

As an Army medic, Cecelia R. has helped her fellow soldiers both male and female veterans. She’s helped heal their wounds and has seen their scars.  Today, she knows that not all wounds and scars are visible on the outside. Her life after the military took her down a...

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....