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Chester Collects Donations to Support Wesley House, Senior Center

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September 26, 2020 12:00 AM
By: DOC Staff

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Pictured: SCI Chester Activities Manager Rob Rolle and Sheiletta Corporal, Wesley House Coordinator

During the summer, staff at SCI Chester participated in a back-to-school drive which collected more than 50 backpacks and 20 Kindle Fires. The purpose of this was to raise money and supplies for the Wesley House.

The Wesley House is a homeless shelter for single women or families. The shelter has 17 rooms for guests and is typically at full capacity of 70 people on any given day. It serves an average of 240 individuals (75 households) per year. Wesley House has a state-of-the-art computer training room for clients to improve their computer skills, search for employment and secure permanent housing. Financial literacy (Money Smarts) classes are offered as well as the Catholic Social Services Out of Poverty Program, enrichment classes, nutrition classes, medical assessments through Horizon House, respite care for needy children and toys during the holiday season. Staff raised $320 and donated bags of clothing.

Chester also raised $500 to be donated to the City of Chester Senior Center. Chester's Care Management's staff connects low-income elderly to support services such as assistance with bathing, installation of stair glides and resources for light chores. Over 1,700 homebound older persons are served annually.

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