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TODAY IS Friday January 19th
Grant Transforms Kitchen at Turning Point Homeless Shelter
Wednesday Aug 09, 2017 12:28pm
Turning Point Homeless Shelter • Angola, IN

By: Sheila McCrea

The Women’s Fund at the Steuben County Community Foundation awarded Turning Point Homeless Shelter $5,400 to upgrade their small kitchen. Recently completed, the kitchen is now an open area that families, who are without a home, can utilize during their stay at the shelter. Turning Point transformed a space that had been used for storage and was not functional into an area where families can cook together, children can work on homework at the table, and families spend their evenings in conversation.

Shannon Hentzell, Director of Turning Point, said she is grateful for the funding that made this possible.

Turning Point currently has 13 residents, including men, women and children. They primarily work with local individuals who recently lost their jobs or are not earning enough to support their families on their own.

The Women’s Fund at SCCF was established through the legacy of two Steuben County women, Lucille Whitman and Wava Aughenbaugh. Currently, there are 10 volunteer members of the Women’s Fund at SCCF who make grants to local organizations who are working to improve the lives of women and girls.

Pictured are Jacqui Gentile, SCCF Program Officer; Shannon Hentzell, Director of Turning Point Homeless Shelter; Rita Lechleidner, Women’s Fund Member; and Julie Troyer, Women’s Fund Member and Secretary of SCCF Board of Directors. (Steuben County-Foundation Photo)
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