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Topolski and then board president ...
Topolski and then board president Bill Bolan met with Alan Garner, president/CEO of VOA Pennsylvania, and Tom Stiers, VOA chief financial officer, over breakfast to discuss it.
on Thursday said the shelter needs the administrative expertise and resources of the VOA
in order to continue expanding.
Bill Bolan, Ruth's Place ...
Bill Bolan, Ruth's Place board chairman, discusses the threat posed to his organization by recent funding cuts.
The shelter lost about 20 percent of its funding from 2010 to 2011, said Bill Bolan, president of the board of directors for the shelter.
Its budget for 2011 was about $210,000, he
Ruth's Place receives funding from federal, state, county and city sources, as well as individual donors.
Fluctuations in funding are nothing new for a homeless shelter, Bolan
"But the trough is deeper now," he
At a press conference Thursday, Bolan and Ruth's Place director Kristen Topolski outlined the shelter's achievements since its founding in 2003 - more than 1,200 women aided, including 102 women who found permanent or transitional housing last year.
"This money is invaluably helpful to ...
"This money is invaluably helpful to Ruth's Place," shelter board President Bill Bolan said on Tuesday.
The shelter is still seeking more donations to complete renovations, so an opening date has not been set, Bolan
The work funded by stimulus money must be bid out, Bolan
"This is by far our biggest ...
"This is by far our biggest response ever," said Ruth's Place board President Bill Bolan.
said the organization has expanding its list of offered services to now include an on-site trauma specialist.
"Many of the women who come to us have been physically abused, so trauma care is vital," explained Bolan
Mark Moran / The Citizens' Voice ...
Mark Moran / The Citizens' Voice Ruth's Place women's shelter board President Bill Bolan speaks during a news conference Friday on upcoming events for the shelter's 10th anniversary.
Ruth's Place Director Kristen Topolski and Board President Bill Bolan joined some of the homeless women at a press conference Friday at the shelter on North Pennsylvania Avenue to talk about its many gains and successes in honor of the 10-year anniversary.