Family Development

Sojourners Celebrates National Adoption Month

At Sojourners we believe that every child deserves a forever home. Our Family Development staff work hard to match children in our foster care program with wonderful forever parents. We have facilitated the adoptions of close to forty children in the past three and one half years. And, several of our staff have adopted children […]

Sojourners Golf Tournament Provides Great Day of Golf

Thanks to everyone who took part and helped out at our 4th annual golf tournament that took place at the beautiful Chillicothe Jaycees Public Golf Course on Saturday, August 9th. The weather was wonderful, the food was great, and the golfers had a good day of golf. We would especially like to thank our generous […]

Annual Poker Run Offers Ride for Our Foster Kids

Motorcycle riders have the chance to ride the beautiful summer roads of southeast Ohio and help local foster care youth during the All Riders Club annual Ride for Foster Kids poker run on August 3. Registration will be held from 11:00 am to Noon at the Redman Lodge, 7875 Dairy Lane, in Athens.  The cost […]

We Celebrated Success

    Sojourners’ staff, board of directors, family and community members gathered on June 14 at the Calvary Assembly of God to highlight the academic and work readiness achievements of several of the organization’s participants. Terri Fetherolf, chair of the Sojourners board of directors, welcomed everyone on behalf of the board. Alex Sheen, founder of […]

We Are Looking to Hire 17 VISTA Members

SOJOURNERS VISTA PROGRAM fighting poverty with passion Are you looking for a full-time job where you can make a difference in peoples’ lives? Or, a summer job where you can have fun and help people? Sojourners is recruiting for 17 AmeriCorps VISTA positions for two AmeriCorps VISTA programs which are funded through a grant from […]

Sojourners Welcomes Community to Openhouse

Sojourners will hold an open house for the community on Thursday, December 6th from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm on its main campus at 605 West Main Street, McArthur, Ohio. Displays will be set up featuring information and slide shows about the programs in each of our three programmatic divisions—Family Development (foster care and adoption), […]

Sojourners Best Ever Chinese Auction This Thursday

  Sojourners will host its fourth—and best—annual Chinese auction on Thursday, November 15 at the Vinton County Community Building. The doors open at noon and the drawings begin at 7:00 pm. All proceeds from the event will provide holiday activities for Sojourners foster youth and transitional living participants. Persons bidding in the auction do not […]

Another School Year Begins

 Another school year has begun. This year we have an average placement census of 85 young people in foster care attending 36 schools in 18 school districts. Over the next nine months our foster parents and foster care staff will spend countless hours and many, many miles doing everything they can to insure that our […]

Poker Run Raises Money for Foster Care Day Camp

The second annual All Riders Club Poker Run Ride for Foster Kids took place on Saturday, May 5th.  Foster parents Sharlene and Gerry Ryder organize the event each year to raise money for our Foster Care day camp.  The event began and ended at the Redman Lodge in Athens. The registration fee was $10 a […]

New VISTA Program Offers Jobs that Make a Difference

Are you looking for a way to change people’s lives? Want a job where you can make a difference? The Sojourners VISTA Program may be just what you need. The Sojourners VISTA Program will provide ten individuals an opportunity to use their talents and skills to help young people living in Appalachian Ohio. Our VISTA […]