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Matt Schuffert, l-r, Dawn Reynolds Pettit, Regional Vice President of Human Resources for Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana, and Angela Curtis

Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana gifts $25,000 to Sojourner Truth House

Contributed By:The 411 News

STH's holistic approach provides help and hope for mind, body, and spirit

Today, Matt Schuffert, President of Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana, visited the Sojourner Truth House in Gary to present Angela Curtis, Executive Director with a check for $25,000 to fund programs that help homeless and at-risk women and their children in Gary, Hammond, Hobart, Lake Station, Whiting and other parts of Northwest Indiana.

According to Schuffert, “Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana is committed to supporting the services that the Sojourner Truth House provides the women and children of our community including the feeding of more than 3,000 families monthly through its operation of the largest food pantry in Lake County.”

"Thank you Hard Rock. This gift is so amazing," Curtis said. "It will go to women and children at Sojourner Truth House to assist with any needs they have, such as rental assistance, utility assistance, bus passes, and gas cards."

Curtis is a native of Gary. She began her career in Social Services at the Sojourner Truth House in 2014 and became an advocate for helping families learn to have a voice for themselves before becoming its Executive Director on July 5, 2021.

In addition to assisting women to find a permanent place to live, the Sojourner Truth House helps clients become Transitional Outreach Program Participants and maintain support through therapeutic programs such as basic skills, employment training, addiction and other issues.

Curtis added, “We believe that a holistic approach provides help and hope for the mind, body and spirit for those that we serve.”

"This gift is so especially important at this time of year with COVID as women face so many challenges and unexpected expenses. This will help them," said Warren Johnson, Donor Relations Officer for Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, STH's sponsoring organization.

Story Posted:12/30/2021

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