The month of March marks Women’s History Month in the United States. This month of celebration has a special significance for Maryhurst. Our historic agency was founded in 1843 by the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, a congregation of women dedicated to supporting and empowering young girls. When Maryhurst was founded, the Sisters opened residential services for young women to empower each young woman to recognize their individual worth and provide them and their families with the resources and care necessary to reunite or be connected with a safe and healthy home.
Since the first Maryhurst home was opened, the agency’s services have evolved. The agency’s Euphrasia program. Due to the foundation set by Saint Mary Euphrasia and her sisters, Maryhusrt has grown to adopt new services, including family support and counseling to people of all ages and gender identities.
The clients in Maryhurst programs across the city of Louisville have spent this month learning about the women who came before them and founded the organization that partners with them as they grow into successful young women. On the Dorsey Lane campus, clients engaged in an exercise where youth read inspiring works from women authors and public figures and selected a quotation that resonated with them. The wall of their finished work is pictured above.