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Bittersweet news from Educational/Family Services

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 3:53 am by

“The work that has been done at Educational Family Services has been very effective over the years and it has helped many people to further their goals in life. The work that has been done at EFS is something will live on in ways we will never know. We are grateful to all those who have given of their time and talent here. We are all blessed because of your generosity,” said Sister Patty Fillenwarth, president of the Guerin Outreach Ministries board of directors. Continue reading

Sister Charles Van Hoy awarded Guerin Outreach Ministries Leadership and Advocacy Award for 2012

Posted on October 18, 2012 at 1:15 pm by

Sister Charles Van Hoy, an 82-year old Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, has spent the past six years of her “retirement” helping to break boundaries and create hope through her full-time volunteer position at Educational/Family Services (EFS) in West  Continue Reading »

Tutoring brings transformation at Educational/Family Services

Posted on September 6, 2012 at 1:03 pm by

Three years ago Marlene Abrams was worried about her grandson, Dalton Burry. Dalton, then a second grader at West Vigo Elementary School, didn’t know his ABC’s; he couldn’t read; he couldn’t do basic math. Dalton’s grandfather had died recently, Marlene  Continue Reading »

Educational/Family Services changes lives through GED program

Posted on July 31, 2012 at 10:14 am by

Life didn’t get off to the best start for Crystal Maners. The 26-year-old Terre Haute resident says she was sort of like an orphan growing up. Her mom was in and out of her life, as was her dad. “My  Continue Reading »

Educational/Family Services and its donors provide young man with a second chance at education

Posted on September 1, 2011 at 4:46 pm by

Dale Howk learned the hard way that trying to grow up too fast doesn’t pay. When the now 25-year-old construction worker from Rosedale was attending Riverton Parke High School in Parke County, he said he just wasn’t motivated to do  Continue Reading »

A place of Inspiration

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 12:45 pm by

This article is reprinted from the summer 2010 issue of HOPE. A white structure sits near the north gate on the Sisters of Providence grounds at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Most people know it simply as “the house on 150.” But for  Continue Reading »

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College student takes service learning to heart

Posted on February 24, 2010 at 11:38 am by

A college course’s service learning requirement brought Tiffany Winhold to Educational/Family Services (EFS) in West Terre Haute four years ago. Her experience volunteering there led Winhold to incorporate service into both her daily life and her future goals. Winhold, a  Continue Reading »

Volunteers make all the difference at Educational/Family Services

Posted on January 29, 2010 at 11:42 am by

The addition of just one volunteer can make a real difference in someone’s life at Educational/Family Services (EFS) in West Terre Haute. When Ron Horndasch of Terre Haute began giving his time this past September, it allowed the adult GED  Continue Reading »

Educational/Family Services summer program focuses on students’ needs

Posted on July 1, 2009 at 1:00 pm by

Eight-year-old Brandi Reed has been tutored at Educational/Family Services in West Terre Haute for nearly two years, since she was in kindergarten. “I like it. I like the books. It’s a little bit easy. And we get to eat our  Continue Reading »

Putting it in God’s hands

Posted on September 14, 2005 at 11:14 am by

This article is reprinted from fall 2005 issue of HOPE. Phonics success was evident when the child Sister Marilyn Therese Lipps had been tutoring for about a year turned to her big sister who was struggling with her own spelling  Continue Reading »