Members of the St. Andrew the Apostle Church Christian Formation program in Merrillville heard a presentation on March 22 from Liz Guzman-Arredondo, manager of St. Monica Home, located on the campus of Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Dyer. “I was invited by the teacher, Sally Davis, director of religious education, to speak to the class about our services and received a check for $175, which was raised during a Christmas card sale on behalf of the Respect Life program,” Guzman-Arredondo said, adding,
“It’s an honor to receive the donation from a group of caring young people, who are in the midst of their own spiritual formation. Taking the time and effort to reach out to others in need is a blessing to St. Monica Home.” Davis expressed gratitude for the home’s programs and assistance to the less-fortunate. Shown seated, from left, are Nicole Varga, Linda Mroz and Davis, who presents the check to Guzman-Arredondo. Standing, from left, are Tom Kosior, Aaliyah Tapia, Giovanni Feliciano, Nick Thompson, Alejandro Delmuro, Enrique Jimenez, John Kosior and Maria Rodriguez.
St. Monica Home, since 1994, has offered a medically sound and emotionally healthy residential environment for women aged 12 to 21, who are awaiting the birth of a child or have recently given birth. Residents, whose average length of stay is nine months, learn positive relationships and parenting skills, under the guidance of resident advisers. For more information or to make a donation, call (219) 865-2141, ext. 45284.