Saint Martin’s House residents enjoyed two programs this month featuring successful women. The first, a house dinner, hosted by Board members Margie Palazzolo and Suzanne Gregory and their husbands, featured three former Saint Martin’s House residents. Each woman shared the story of how they (and their children) came to the house and made changes to achieve more productive lives. These invited guests offered sage advice to current residents. As one former resident stated, “Saint Martin’s gave me a second chance at life, and I took it.”
In the on-going series of “Successful Women” community members are invited to tell their stories to provide role models and inspiration to current House residents. Kathy Norman, owner of The Cleaners, a local cleaning business is the most recent speaker. Kathy not only shared her story, but also spoke on dependency and the mentality of being a victim. Some of the previous speakers include attorney Anne Ogletree, realtor Dawn Lednum, and Fresh Start founder/director Tori Brummel. The speakers offer encouragement to the residents by sharing their life stories and describing the hurdles they may have overcome to become a success.
Anyone interested in participating in the Successful Women series should contact Kim Hopkins, Assistant House Director, by phone at 410-634-2537 or email assistanthousedirector [at] stmartinsministries [dot] org.