WINTER NEWSLETTER 2020
Inside this issue: • Entering 2020 with a New Look • Scholarships and Graduates Announced • We Need You! | Mentors Needed! • Beatitude House’s Iconic Building Named • Santa’s Workshop • Disney on Ice • Did You See Us on WYKC?
Entering 2020 with a New Look After nearly 30 years of service, three expanding programs, and an aggressive fundraising effort for 2020, Beatitude House has a new look. Beatitude House staff have benn diligently working to streamline and update branding. A new website and publication designs launched in 2019, and this year a new logo. The new logo boasts a simple blue and white cross design with the words - Beatitude House Ministries, Transforming Lives. “Beatitude House is more than housing,” said Teresa Boyce, Beatitude House Co-Director. “As we continue to expand and grow our programs, we feel it is important that our logo encompasses those changes.” The new logo is just one change debuting in 2020. Beatitude House Ministries has also expanded fundraising efforts this year. A campaign to raise $3.4 million was announced publicly in October of 2019. The Inspiring Hope Campaign for Beatitude House Ministries, created to meet the changing needs of clients and expand program services, has received commitments of $2.6 million to date. “The community has been both supportive and generous,” said Kathleen Moliterno, Beatitude House Development Director. “These funds will assure a future for the families of Beatitude House and will enhance our community for
many years to come.” Also in 2020, Beatitude House Ministries plans to add a Youth Wellness initiative to all three of their programs. The Youth Wellness component will more thoroughly address the trauma children in these programs have endured. By providing a dedicated staff member to ensure their growth and well-being, Beatitude House Ministries will be able to have a positive, lasting impact on their lives. Ashtabula continues to expand programming. The Ursuline Sisters Scholars Program in Ashtabula served 8 students in 2019 and awarded their first scholarship to Kent State University student, Holly Lane. This program will continue growing in 2020. In addition, Beatitude House Ministries is exploring options to offer our Immigrant Outreach services to families in Ashtabula. To continue our growth, the Development Department has formed a Marketing group with volunteer experts to help create new promotional opportunities. Coming in 2020, we will create a PSA about Beatitude House Ministries, develop vignettes to be used on social media platforms, and launch our Instagram page. Our new logo will be featured on the box-truck donated by Aim NationaLease. We will be displaying both the new logo and contact information, as well as Ursuline Ministries new logo with the tag line Furthering the Mission of the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown. A special thank you to Tom Fleming and Conrad Smith from Aim Leasing for their help on this project. If you see the truck in the area please honk to say hello. Beatitude House staff, Board of Directors and Ashtabula Advisory Commitee are looking forward to another year of creating homes, providing educational opportunities, fostering healthy families and most importantly transforming lives to make our community stronger.
Scholarships and Graduates Announced On Wednesday, December 18th, Beatitude House Ursuline Sisters Scholars announced three new scholarship recipients and congratulated four recent graduates at the annual Scholars Holiday Luncheon. The three scholarships presented were as follows: The Comerford Fund for Scholars - $1,000 presented to Phantashia Freeman studying Nursing at Youngstown State University, The Mary Grace Fund for Scholars - $1,000 presented to Katelyn Davis studying Licensed Practical Nursing at Choffin, and The Ursuline Sisters Fund for Scholars - $500 presented to Holly Lane studying Human Services at Kent State University Ashtabula.
We Need You! As our Annual Wine Taste and Auction approaches we need your help! Do you have creative ideas and love planning? Join our Wine Taste committee Are you aware of some fantastic vacation packages or hard to get tickets? Suggest a live auction package Frequently shop at a business interested in promoting their products and giving back? Secure silent auction items Are you a business owner that values Beatitude House Ministries mission? Let’s talk sponsorship opportunities If you would like to help Beatitude House Ministries with our biggest fundraiser of the year, please contact Jessica Driscoll-Owens at 330-744-3147 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
L to R: Katelyn Davis and Phantasia Freeman
“We are excited to be able to provide three much-needed and well-deserved scholarships for next semester,” said Emily Moran, Ursuline Sister Scholars Program Director. “Generous supporters have provided for three exceptional Scholars to receive funds that will allow them to continue on their educational paths while managing the financial costs.” Beatitude House Ursuline Sister Scholars is also proud to announce four recent graduates: Ra’Shell Adamson with a Medical Assistant Certification from Trumbull Career and Technical Center, Shakeila Allen with a Bachelors in Political Science from Youngstown State University, Autumn Bixler with a Medical Office Specialist Certification from Boardman Training Center, and Rasheda Provitt with a Bachelors in Non-Profit Human Services from Kent State Trumbull.
Mentors Needed! Our Ursuline Sisters Scholars Program is in need of mentors, specifically individuals working in healthcare! Mentors are vital to our student’s success! Each college student in our program is paired with a mentor who serves as a support system and provides guidance through the hectic and emotional trials of college. We ask our mentors to provide their scholar with about one hour of support per week and make commitments of 1 year, 2 years or 4 years (depending on program) in order to ensure that the scholar is able to fully benefit from the relationship.
L to R: Emily Moran (Scholars Program Director), Rae’Shell Adamson, Rasheda Provitt
To learn more or apply to become a mentor please visit beatitudehouse.com/ursuline-sisters-scholars/ or contact Emily Moran, Program Director, at 330-746-6622.
What’s Happening at Beatitude House Beatitude House’s Iconic Building Named John and Dorothy Masternick, owners of Windsor House, purchased the naming rights to Beatitude House’s iconic building at 1515 Fifth Avenue as part of their contribution to the Inspiring Hope Campaign. Windsor House donated the building to the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown in 1990. In 1991, this building housed the first four apartments for disadvantaged women and their children and is still housing families today.
L to R: Marc Masternick (Windsor House Civic Affairs Coordinator), Sr. Patricia McNicholas (Beatitude House CoDirector), John Masternick (President and CEO of Windsor House Inc.), Ellen Mayfield (Executive Secretary at Windsor House), Judy Hillyer (Executive Secretary at Windsor House).
“It’s difficult to explain the emotions I feel whenever I see Beatitude House,” said John J. Masternick, President of Windsor House. “It runs from unbridled joy, all the way to tears. That’s where it all started for us. That’s the original Windsor House. My parents would be very proud of what Beatitude House is today. I am proud to have my family name associated with it.”
Santa’s Workshop Since 2002, our Santa’s workshop has allowed the children in our programs to pick-out Christmas gifts for their parents. One little girl eagerly ran to the shopping area and immediately chose a couple of large items for her mother. Her little arms were unable to hold these items, but she stubbornly insisted that she must. The staff member assisting her then suggested she choose a purse for her mother in which she could also carry her gifts. “I love that idea!” exclaimed the little girl as she carefully selected and hugged the purse to her chest. This year Beatitude House had over 40 “shoppers”. Our amazing volunteers wrapped all the gifts, and Panera donated lunches to every family courtesy of Caryn Covelli, owner of Covelli Enterprises. Santa’s Workshop is possible thanks to donations from the community.
Disney on Ice One exceptionally fun event was Disney on Ice! Caryn Covelli, the owner of Covelli Enterprises, blessed our children with the opportunity to see Disney on Ice complete with a limo ride from FAB Limo! This event is often the thrill of a lifetime for the children (and moms) in our programs!
Did You See Us on WKYC? Beatitude House staff members Kathleen Moliterno (Development Director) and Jessica Driscoll-Owens (Communications Coordinator) spoke on Cleveland’s WKYC Channel 3 on Friday, January 31st to bring awareness to our Ashtabula programs. You can watch and share the clip online by visiting wkyc.com/wethepeople.
Administrative Office 238 Tod Lane Youngstown, OH 44504 330-744-3147 | 330-744-3991 fax beatitudehouse.com 238 Tod Lane Youngstown, OH 44504
Housing Offices 287 Lora Avenue Youngstown, OH 44504 330-746-6622 | 330-746-1783 fax 145 N. Glenellen Youngstown, OH 44509 330-792-3644 | 330-792-6192 fax 3404 Lake Avenue Ashtabula, OH 44004 440-992-0265 | 440-992-0394 fax Immigrant Outreach Program 145 N. Glenellen Youngstown, OH 44509 330-792-3644 | 330-792-6192 fax Ursuline Sisters Scholars 1515 Fifth Avenue Youngstown, OH 44504 330-746-6622 | 330-746-1783 fax
SAVE THE DATE! Our Annual Wine Taste and Auction will be held at the Embassy in Boardman on Friday, May 1, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. The eveningâ€™s highlights include a fabulous wine tasting from local wine purveyors; live, silent, and ticket auctions; and a full-course dinner. While this yearâ€™s evening is still being planned, it promises to be an exciting night out in support of a great cause! Prize Preview: Our raffle this year will include a signed Pilot Script from the Modern Family Cast! Tickets are $75 each, and all proceeds will go directly to Beatitude House Ministries programs. Contact us at 330-744-3147 or visit beatitudehouse.com to make your reservations!
Are you a business owner or know one? Please consider becoming a sponsor or donating auction items to receive fantastic perks for your business at this fabulous event!
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