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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 »