Ministry Trust

Ministry Trust

Supported Ministries, 2011-2012

The Dominican Sisters of Hope provide support to organizations and projects as an important means of furthering their own mission. This support if provided through the Ministry Trust, with particular concern for service to the poor, to issues of justice, and to the environment.

Ministry Trust

The following projects are sponsored by our Ministry Trust. Each project requires a sponsoring sister.

Ministry Trust Criteria 

  1. The project will enable and empower people who are economically deprived.
  2. The project will deal creatively with the causes of poverty and injustice.
  3. The project will significantly involve low-income community people in its initiation, direction, and evaluation.
  4. The project will be inclusive in its structure, relationship style. Decision-making and exchange of power, e.g., consensus and peer supervision.


Advocate Center
Provides direct and emergency service to those struggling to pay bills.
Sponsor: Margaret Flynn, OP

Advocate Center
1024 Park Avenue, NW
PO Box 826
Norton, VA 24273


Cathedral Soup Kitchen
Helps fund 16 weeks Culinary Arts Training Program for jobless and homeless.
Sponsor: Jean Spena, OP

Cathedral Kitchen 
1514 Federal Street
Camden, NJ 08105


Earth Links
Creates work for homeless in gardening, beekeeping, and worms creating salable products.
Sponsor: Bette Ann Jaster,OP

Earth Links 
2828 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205


Elizabeth Education Organizing Committee
Empowers low income parents to improve education opportunities for their children.
Sponsor: Pat Jelly, OP

Statewide Education Organizing Committee
18 Winfield Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07305


Home-Based and Socialization Program
Provides home-visiting & socialization groups to children ages 2-36 months
Sponsor: Fran Whelan, OP

LSA Family Health Services
333 East 115th Street
New York, NY 10029


Mariandale Center Outreach Services
Provides use of center to economically disadvantaged.
Sponsor: Linda Rivers, OP

Mariandale Retreat &Conference Center
299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10562


Newburgh Ministry
Community center/ shelter for the impoverished of Newburgh
Sponsor: Margaret Anderson, OP

Newburgh Ministry
PO Box 1449
Newburgh, NY 12551-1449


North Country Mission of Hope
Helps provide ongoing healthcare and screening for the poor of Nicaragua.
Sponsor: Debbie Blow, OP

North Country Mission of Hope
206 New York Road
PO Box 2522
Plattsburgh, NY 12901


Nurturing Families
Provides opportunities to learn life skills.
Monica McGloin, OP

Visions Community Services
425 Ezzard Charles Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45203


One Network Education Coalition
Grass root organization of parents from low income children in Newark public schools
Sponsor: Pat Jelly, OP

Statewide Education Organizing Committee
569 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Newark, NJ 07102


People Advocating New Solutions
Justice Center provides information to individuals on economic and public policy.
Sponsor: Mary Alice Hannan, OP

Part of the Solution
2763 Webster Avenue
Bronx, NY 10458


Power Inspires Progress
Provides employment education for disadvantaged inner city residents.
Sponsor: Barbara Wheeler, OP

Power Inspires Progress 
727 Ezzard Charles Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45203


RADA House Repairs Project
Supports people to access employment, housing and services provided by other agencies.
Sponsor: Beth Jaspers, OP

Rural Area Development Association
190 Beech Street Suit 103
Gate City, VA 24251


South Bronx Health Services
Provides assistance to those who don’t quality for government assistance at a walk-in program.
Sponsor: Virginia Hanrahan, OP

Bill Jelen
Dominican Sisters Family Health Services
299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10562


Tulane/Canal Neighborhood Development
Assists low income families to purchase homes.
Sponsor: Mary Feigen, OP

Tulane/Canal Neighborhood Development 
1802 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112


Tutwiler Community Education Center
Education center for children and teens & to provide job training for the poor.
Sponsor: Eileen Breen. OP

Tutwiler Community Education Center
PO Box 448
Tutwiler, MS 38963


The Women’s Connection
Assists to assess women to overcome barriers to employment.
Sponsor: Kathleen Hebbeler, OP

The Women’s Connection 
4042 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45205-1443