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WARREN Potter's Wheel receives grant



Published: Sat, August 3, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



Services include counseling, life skills training, computer literacy and parenting programs.

WARREN -- Beatitude House has received a $50,000 grant from the St. Ann Foundation, Cleveland, for the continued support of the education and career preparation program in the city.

The program, The Potter's Wheel, is designed to empower women who are outside the economic and cultural mainstream. The program helps them identify and develop their personal, achievable, economic and lifestyle goals in order to secure and maintain meaningful employment, family stability and economic growth.

The Potter's Wheel offers participants a variety of services to help them meet the goals of the program.

Services include counseling, case management, life skills training, computer literacy, basic educational skills, General Educational Development classes, r & eacute;sum & eacute; writing and preparation for work, parenting programs, communication skills, financial management and other support services.

The education and career preparation program, which is located inside First Presbyterian Church downtown is celebrating its first year in Trumbull County during which it served 21 women.

Background

Beatitude House is sponsored by the Ursuline Sisters.

It is a nonprofit organization started in 1991 that provides transitional housing for homeless women with children and an education and career-preparation program for homeless and other disadvantaged women in Mahoning and Trumbull counties.

Anyone interested in supporting Beatitude House to help homeless and disadvantaged women and children in the two counties may call Sister Patricia McNicholas, executive director, at (330) 744-3147 or Kathleen Zimmerman, program director in Warren, at (330) 393-1524.

Donations also are accepted at Beatitude House executive offices, 287 Lora Ave., Youngstown 44504. All donations are tax-deductible.




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