Providence House Celebration
On June 7, 2018, Providence House celebrated 39 years since its founding in 1979 under the leadership of Sister Elaine Roulet. The event was a perfect moment to publicly introduce the first lay Executive Director, Danielle Minelli Pagnotta, who transitioned to the position last Fall from NYC Department of Homeless Services. The event, held at the Riverpark in Manhattan, honored three people under the title People of Hope. Sister Elaine Roulet received the Foundress Award, Sister Janet Kinney, the People of Hope Award and Erin Construction and Development Company, the Corporate Good Neighbor Award.
Two hundred fifty people, family, friends, Sisters and colleagues, joined the Providence House Board Members to acknowledge the importance of Providence House to provide food and shelter, but also, perhaps, most important, the opportunity for real change in the lives of formerly homeless and incarcerated women. With the hope and strength offered in their time at Providence House, the women, with their children, can emerge with more concrete plans for a stable life and the skills to manage crises and stay focused on their goals’.
Congratulations to the honorees. All of us are encouraged to be the People of Hope!