Support the victims of domestic violence in the following ways:

  • New opportunity for support! If you, your family, group, or business would like to sponsor a room at Sojourner House, please contact Jennifer Varley Gray at or (330) 782-5664.
  • Give the 24 hour crisis line phone number to a victim who needs it
  • Donate paper products, toiletries, canned goods, baby items and clothing
  • Help promote community awareness about domestic violence. Speakers are available for your church, club or agency. Contact Jennifer Varley Gray at
  • Volunteers are needed for an assortment of duties. Please call Audrey Walker, Operations Manager at 330-747-4040
  • Help support the shelter program with a tax deductible contribution

Support the victims of domestic violence. Your gift can help support Sojourner House in the following ways:



can help to provide one night of shelter for a victim or her children


can help to provide telephone service to operate our 24 hour crisis phone line


can help to provide groceries at the shelter


can help to provide transportation costs for victims and their children to school, court appearances, and medical appointments


can help to provide a electricity, water and heat for the 10 families in the shelter.

Giving Tuesday Match for Agency Funds
This year, the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley will match your donation, up to $2,000 per fund, beginning on Giving Tuesday (Nov. 29) and running through the end of the year (12/31/2022). That means your donation will be doubled! The Doris Burdman Home for Mental Health, and Sojourner Domestic Violence Program can benefit from this wonderful opportunity.

Please consider giving this holiday season.

Checks can also be made payable to the Community Foundation of Mahoning Valley and mailed to 201 E. Commerce St., Suite 150, Youngstown OH  44503. Please designate your donation to either Sojourner House or Doris Burdman.

Please view our Annual Appeal and what survivors have to say

You can also donate some of the goods necessary to keep the Shelter working. Items can be shipped in your name and be received at our Administrative Offices. Items can be purchased online at the following stores in Sojourner's registry:

Please make your check payable to COMPASS Family & Community Services.

Mail Checks to:
COMPASS Family & Community Services
1960 E. County Line Road, Building 5, Mineral Ridge, Ohio 44440

Sojourner House Wish List

Our needs at the shelter change from time to time. We have categorized and listed our current needs below.

For additional information, please contact Audrey Walker at (330) 747-4040.

Donating Used Clothing and Used Household Goods

Thanks to a partnership between Goodwill Industries and COMPASS Family & Community Services, residents of Sojourner House Domestic Violence Program and Daybreak Youth Crisis Center can use vouchers to shop for FREE clothing and household goods at any local Goodwill store.

Allowing COMPASS program residents to shop at Goodwill gives them the freedom to choose clothing that fits well, suits their style preferences, and boosts their confidence.

Donating gently used clothing and household items to Goodwill also results in meaningful work for the stores’ employees, many of whom have disabilities. COMPASS does not have the space nor the resources to manage these donations at our facilities.

The donation of NEW paper products, toiletries, bedding, towels, and other items from our wishlists are always welcome because they are used immediately and do not require long-term storage.

Austintown Goodwill Store
Austintown Plaza
6000 Mahoning Avenue
Austintown, OH 44515

Mon.-Sat.: 9am–8pm
Sun.: 12pm–5pm

Boardman Goodwill Store
Boardman Plaza
285 Boardman-Canfield Rd.
Boardman, OH 44512

Mon.-Sat.: 9am–8pm

Canfield Goodwill Store
580 W. Main St.
Canfield, OH 44406

Tues.-Sat.: 9am–7pm
Sun.: 12pm–5pm

Liberty Goodwill Store
2747 Belmont Avenue
Youngstown, OH 44505

Mon.-Sat.: 9am–7pm
Sun.: 12pm–5pm

Donations to Hermitage, Salem, New Castle, and Warren Goodwill locations also support COMPASS residents.

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About Compass Family & Community Services

Our mission is to provide services that will empower, enhance and strengthen individuals and families of the Mahoning Valley through an array of services that respond to the changing needs of the community.

Our vision is to be recognized and respected as a leading community and family service agency that is distinguished by its unique ability to provide comprehensive, easily accessible and timely services.

Sojourner House is a program of COMPASS Family & Community Services.

Administrative Office:
535 Marmion Ave
Youngstown, OH 44502

(330) 782-5664