Sojourner Truth House is a ministry of hope and help for homeless and at-risk women and their children sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. Through hospitality, advocacy, integrative services and collaboration, participants improve their quality of life and that of the community in a safe, trusting environment.


Sojourner Truth House is a village of hope that empowers women and their children.  Our unique model of service and collaborative actions inspires the human spirit so that participants can improve their quality of life and become contributing members of their communities.


In 1997, Sister Joan Fisher, PHJC saw that the area needed a center to reach out to women and children experiencing homelessness in Gary. That same year, Sister Peg Spindler, CSA met with Sister Joan. As the two of them talked, they realized they shared the idea of opening a center in Gary to provide a safe and welcoming place for clients.

Sojourner Truth House staff believe in hospitality and service to all. We have become a staple in the community, serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness with a focus on recovery, advocacy, and housing.

We could not do this work without the vital support and partnership of our donors and volunteers.

Stronger Together

  • We believe in doing our best work together.
  • We celebrate an inclusive workplace culture that promotes and values human dignity.
  • We welcome and value unique perspectives in furthering our mission in the community.
  • We work toward ensuring that every person knows that they matter – they are valued, loved, and destined to make a difference.
  • We compassionately engage with diverse groups, sharing the belief that our ministry and our community strengthen when we come together.