Karen came to Girls Hope at the age of 12. She attended St. Joseph’s for grade school and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart for high school, where she was involved in the theater program and track and field. Karen described the Girls Hope program as helpful and she is grateful for what the program […]
Dayna began her journey at Girls Hope at the age of 14 – just two days before she started high school, where she attended Quigley Catholic High School. In high school, Dayna participated in many school functions, had a great group of friends, and enjoyed ending her days with family dinner at Girls Hope. Dayna […]
As our 15th and most recent college graduate, Shelby earned a bachelor’s degree in Health Management Services with a minor in Psychology from Carlow University in December 2016. While her college days may be behind her, it is no surprise that when she reflects on her time spent earning her degree, her memories are a […]
“It was like a fairy tale,” Tiana says of the experience. When she moved into our house in Clinton (which has since been replaced with our Coraopolis home) she fit right in. “It felt like a home,” Tiana explains. “It felt like a family. For a lot of us, a lot of our first experiences […]
Although Tammy had successfully secured a spot in the Girls Hope program, she found the transition to be a challenge. Coming from an environment with no structure or discipline, she found it difficult to meet her new expectations. Doing homework, getting good grades, reading in her free time, completing chores, and even eating at a […]
Josette became Girls Hope’s 13th college graduate when she earned a degree in Child and Family Services from La Roche College in 2015. She currently works as a Patient Care Technician at UPMC.