Four youth graduated high school in 2022 and are ready to embark on their next journey, thanks to the house parents and donors at the Masonic Children's Home.
Miatta, age 7, from Reading, PA, arrived at the Masonic Children’s Home in July. She initially felt shy and unsure, as it was the first time she had been away from her parents, but thanks to her cottage mates and house parents, she's starting to feel at home.
Aba Aggrey, a Masonic Children’s Home alumna, is primed for success.
Cyrus and Shedrack, from Darby, PA, came to the Masonic Children’s Home in 2019, thanks to financial support from Masons and other donors.
Jesse Goranson has a lot of people to thank. During his time at the Masonic Children’s Home, alum Jesse met and was mentored by several individuals who he said helped shape the person he is today.
It doesn’t matter if a child at the Masonic Children’s Home is in the transition process of their first week at the children’s home or their first week in college; Donna Shaffer, educational coordinator, is eager to tackle each educational step along the way.
At the Masonic Children’s Home, children are given a chance to become who they aspire to be and achieve their dreams. This journey begins with getting a referral or filling out an application to the children’s home.
The social worker at the Masonic Children’s Home is “the glue that holds everything together.” Alison Izer-Bowman is now that “glue.”
Behind all 40 children at the Masonic Children’s Home is one social worker who helps to ensure each child’s needs are fulfilled. She meets with each one regularly and makes sure families are updated all the time on how their children are doing.