Information provided by Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana
GARY, Ind. (January 1, 2022) – Last week, Matt Schuffert, President of Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana, visited the Sojourner Truth House in Gary to present Angela Curtis, Executive Director of the Sojourner Truth House 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.”
Angela Curtis, Executive Director of the Sojourner Truth House 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.
According to Curtis, “We believe that a holistic approach provides help and hope for the mind, body and spirit for those that we serve.”
More about Sojourner Truth House can be found at sojournertruthhouse.org. Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana is located at 5400 W 29th Avenue in Gary, IN.