Beatitude House pays off loan to fix up apartments

Staff report


Beatitude House has paid off a construction loan with Farmers National Bank that covered renovations to the old St. Joseph school building, 3404 Lake Ave.

The former school was converted into 10 apartments for homeless women and their children.

Beatitude House, sponsored by the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown, is committed to all disadvantaged women and children.

The apartments, ranging in size from one to three bedrooms, are completely furnished.

Families are provided support services including counseling, parenting classes, educational opportunities and child advocacy. Currently, all apartments are occupied.

Beatitude House has an Adopt-an-Apartment program, which helps cover many costs including maintenance and utilities for the apartments/rooms, supplies and programming for women and children. Adoptions are for three-year terms and start at less than $3 a day.

Sarah Masek, Beatitude House housing director, thanked the Ashtabula community for its support.

For information, call the development department at 330-744-3147.

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