Reflecting on Our Blessings

Reflecting on the blessings we have received at Robin’s Home over the past year. These blessings are possible because of the continued support from our community, partnerships, and organizations. We are thankful for everyone who has supported our women veterans and their children. Your support continues to help us fulfill our mission to provide a full continuum of care to homeless, unstable housed or low-income women veterans and their children.

  • Robin’s Home is a grant recipient of the Veteran Affairs Grant Per Diem Service Intensive Housing Program.
  • Robin’s Home received the Vivian’s Outreach to Women award from the Daughters of the American Revolution. The DAR, through Vivian’s Outreach to Women, aids organizations/shelters helping women veterans in need of medical, educational, childcare, housing, clothing and food aid or other needs consistent with assisting women veterans to become self-sufficient in their communities.
  • Mary Chitwood was named as one of the 2021 Women Veterans Trailblazers by Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Center for Women Veterans (CWV). The women Veteran trailblazer initiative highlights the experiences and contributions of women Veterans and shares their stories about how their military service and experiences led to their continued roles as leaders and advocates in the communities where they live and work.
  • Robin’s Home received the Pennsylvania Veterans Trust Fund Grant to install a fixed fire escape at the residence.
  • Established a Community Integration Program that assists these women, and their children, to become familiar with the community, its resources, develop relationships and establish roots through a variety of programs and support. This is crucial step in helping them move to self-sufficiency and long-term success
  • Partnered with the Butler County Housing Authority Supportive Housing Opportunity Program. The program prepares participants to enter the housing market with all the necessary knowledge and skills to be a successful renter. The housing authority conducted a SHOP Class at Robin’s Home
  • We had a guest speaker from Compeer CORPS at Robin’s Home. Two of the Veterans have decided to volunteer for the organization. Through the power of supportive friendships, Compeer serves as a bridge to enhanced wellness and community integration for those with social and emotional barriers.
  • Robin’s Home has partnered with the Harvest Program through Pizza Hut
  • Partnered with the Goodwill Give Back Program.
  • Created internship positions at Robin’s Home for residence to earn a weekly stipend while they learn skills that will enhance their lives.
  • Through Robin’s Home we have served 17 women veterans and 7 children. A total of 24. This is amazing because we are a small nonprofit but make a big impact in the women veterans lives we serve.

Thank you everyone for making this dream a reality and for all your support and donations.

Mary Chitwood
Founder/Executive Director
Army Veteran