Restoring lives by breaking the cycle of addiction.
Stephen’s Place Mission Statement:
Providing services for 10 to 12 residents annually, Stephen’s Place believes that men coming out of prison should have a safe, spiritual environment in order to address early recovery from substance abuse as well as develop personal life skills. Therefore, Stephen’s Place provides a Half-Way House to help these men transition back into the community as productive citizens.
Stephen’s Place is a source of hope and healing for non-violent male offenders with histories of drug and alcohol abuse, helping them to rehabilitate and rebuild their lives.
Referrals & Requirements
Stephen’s Place’s logo symbolizes the home that provides a “space” where the residents can find their dignity as human beings
Stephen’s Place explores ways for the residents to break out of their cycle of self-centeredness which is the core of their addiction.
Graduate Assistance Program
When young people leave home to venture out on their own, there are housewarmings and gifts from their family and friends to help set up their home. Stephen’s Place becomes the extended family of our graduates.
Volunteers play a major role in the overall functioning of Stephen’s Place. Our volunteers serve as an example and inspiration to our residents. See the various ways that you can be of service to Stephen’s Place.
Sister Virginia worked in the S.C. Department of Corrections. It was there that she met a young man named Stephen and helped him find an apartment so that he could be released from prison. After his release she served as his support person. Motivated by Stephen’s prompting to start a house to help others like him she set out to establish a halfway house in Bethlehem, PA.
Meet the Director
While teaching fifth grade Sister volunteered for the Lehigh County adult parole/probation department. A simple statement, “Sister, you should do this work full time,” made by the parole officer in charge of the program put her on the path to a new ministry.