2/25/2010 – Shelter Spotlight #56

February 25, 2010


With Open Arms, And An Open Heart I Ask That You Go Ahead And Embrace Our Next Shelter Spotlight Profile. Coming In At Number 56 Is “Ruth’s Place” Located Deep In Scranton, Pennsylvania. Headed Up By Dr. William Bolan, Ruth’s Place Strives To Be One Of The Most Welcoming And Unique Facilities To Those Less Fortunate In And Around The Scranton – Wilkes-Barre Area. They Are Located At P.O. Box 254, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703.

Since 2003, Ruth’s Place has provided shelter and services for over 600 homeless women in the city of Wilkes-Barre.  The shelter recently moved to a new site in the North End, located off  Butler St. between Pennsylvania Ave. and Wilkes-Barre Blvd. (Rear 425 N. Pennsylvania Ave.).  This nonprofit organization needs your help to continue giving women the assistance they need to find permanent housing. Please read below to find out how you can help“. 

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One Response to “2/25/2010 – Shelter Spotlight #56”

  1. Nickie Pimental Says:

    I was a resident at Ruth’s Place for a year, Mach 2010 celebrated a year of living on my own after the help I received at the shelter. As a college educated woman, who once had a career in broadcast communications prior to becoming disabled after an accident, I never once thought I’d ever become one of the thousands of people who become homeless. I thank the tireless workers and supporters of the shelter daily for the second chance they gave me. The idea that people choose to be homeless is ridiculous. Many people give up on the idea of ever becoming self sufficient. They choose to take the “easy” way out, and check out of life entirely. When you believe you have no place in society, it gives you an excuse not to try anymore. These individuals need reassurance that they CAN do it, they can be successful in life.
    I will never be a true success story until I can give back to those who have given me so much!


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