Sojourner Truth House - Gary, Indiana

Served an average of 2,243 clients per month     Clothed 2,340 clients     Provided 15,155 meals

STH Statement on the Murder of George Floyd

This statement, supported by members of staff and board, may be hard to read for some of us, but it is absolutely necessary to do so. We pray it may engender the difficult and challenging conversations we all should have around race in our country, especially for the sake of our children.

George Floyd was murdered in cold blood, plain and simple. The murderer was finally arrested and charged. His three accomplices are still at large. Our hearts ache for the Floyd family and for all families whose lives have been torn apart by similar murders. This horrific incident has set off global protests and rightly so. But it’s not just about George Floyd; he is the proverbial last straw. Our country has been a tinderbox of racism, white privilege and supremacy since it began. It was built on the blood and stolen land of the indigenous; its economy has been constructed on the backs of stolen Black bodies; its dominant white culture has been preserved through lynchings, Jim Crow, mass incarceration, red lining, police brutality and whatever other means to institutionalize privilege. And many of us live this privilege even if unawares simply due to the whiteness of our skin. This is why we believe that Black Lives Matter is an important statement—because they haven’t mattered and it should now be obvious to all. We stand with our Black brothers and sisters in the struggle to attain a true equality, true equity, true economic and health parity and a true welcoming into American society.

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    • Toilet paper (preferably individually-wrapped rolls)
    • Bar soap
    • Toothpaste
    • Bulk canned goods (vegetables, fruits, meats)

    Household Supplies

    • All-purpose cleaners & disinfectants
    • Bathroom cleaners
    • Kitchen sponges
    • Liquid hand soap & hand sanitizer
    • Kleenex
    • Toilet paper
    • Mops & mop buckets
    • Brooms & dustpans
    • Baking pans & cookie sheets
    • Bowls (soup, cereal)
    • Mirrors
    • Bed sheet sets (Queen size)
    • Mattress pads (Queen and Full size)
    • Shower curtains & hooks
    • Waste baskets & trash cans
    • Can openers

    Small Appliances

    • Blender
    • Crockpot
    • Toaster Oven
    • Microwave
    • Irons & ironing boards
    • Griddle

    Furniture (good working order, new or gently-used)

    • Dining sets (for 2-6 people)
    • Dressers
    • Coffee tables
    • End tables
    • Floor & table lamps
    • Bagless vacuums
    • Refrigerator & Freezer (apartment size)
    • Stove (apartment size)

    Back-to-School Supplies (by July 17 th )

    • Ink pens (blue, black, red)
    • Colored pencils
    • Index cards
    • Glue & glue sticks
    • 2-pocket folders (solid colors)
    • Notebooks (1-subject)
    • Composition books
    • Calculators (simple and scientific)


    Our temporary donation acceptance hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 11a-1p, or by calling 219-885-2282 to schedule an appointment.

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    Food, personal and household donations can be dropped off by appointment on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between 11 am and 1 pm (to avoid the drive thru pantry traffic). Clothing donations MAY start up again in August depending on what is going on with the COVID-19 crisis.

    Keep an eye on this space.

    Thanks for your patience!!! Be safe!


    1) We believe that our clients deserve a decent start in life as they reclaim their independence. So, the same criteria we have for donated clothing holds for furniture and household items.
    If you would not give the items you want to donate to your relatives, please do not expect us to take them.
    Unfortunately, we do not have time to repair or clean items which do not meet our standards.

    2) We take the following new or gently used furniture donations: twin, full and queen beds, kitchen tables and chairs, end tables, living room chairs and sofas, storage cabinets, gas stoves, washers and/or dryers. We can only accept WORKING flatscreen TV’s.

    Thank you for your help and understanding.


    Coffee and Conversation


    Coffee and Conversation


    Attend our informal monthly gathering to learn more about our client services and collaborative partnerships. You will tour our facility and meet our dedicated co-workers and volunteers. Then you will hear about how STH assists clients in regaining independence and self-sustainability.

    We design your visit around our service hours, while we are open to the community, so you can catch a glimpse into the inner workings of our ministry.

    The next Coffee and Conversation event will take place on
    Tuesday, July 21 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

    2020 Schedule

    Tuesday, July 21  9am-11am

    Thursday, August 20   1pm-3pm

    Tuesday, September 15  9am-11am

    Thursday, October 15   1pm-3pm

    Tuesday, November 17  9am-11am

    Thursday, December 17   1pm-3pm

    CLICK HERE for more information or to register for an upcoming Coffee and Conversation.

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