Beatitude House Gets Grants to Support Immigrant Outreach, Virus Relief

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Grants from the Thomases Family Endowment will help Beatitude House continue its work during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The endowment, part of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation, awarded two grants totaling $4,000, one to assist Beatitude House client programs and the other to aid the Immigrant Outreach Program.

“Being able to assist client with fresh food and utilities through this crisis was imperative,” said Patricia McNicholas, Beatitude’s donor relations director, in a statement. “We are grateful for the Thomases Family Endowment’s continued support.”

The Immigrant Outreach Program assists non-English speakers with education, including English as a Second Language classes and after-school tutoring, as well as services such as food distribution, transportation enrichment activities. The program’s mission is to help newly arrived residents acclimate to the United States and contribute to their communities.

Pictured: Isabel Espinoza, Immigrant Outreach Program coordinator ; Rubi Pappalardo Immigrant Outreach Program participant; Jennifer Battaglia child wellness coordinator of Beatitude House; Sr. Norma Raupple Immigrant Outreach Program director;, Lisa Long, financial resource development director of Youngstown Area Jewish Federation; Andi Baroff Thomases Family Endowment committee member.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.