ASHTABULA — Beatitude House kicked off its Inspiring Hope Campaign on Tuesday with hopes of raising $200,000 for its A House of Blessing in Ashtabula.

Beatitude House serves disadvantaged women and children by creating homes, providing educational opportunities and fostering healthy families.

“Our mission is as needed and vibrant today as it was in 1991,” said Sr. Patricia McNicholas, Beatitude House co-director. “To continue this work, we have established a campaign to raise (a total of) $3.4 million.”

This campaign will ensure Beatitude House in Ashtabula and Youngstown will be able to meet the changing needs of their clients, create new programs and expand much needed services, she said.

So far, $100,000 of the $200,000 for Ashtabula has been raised, McNicholas said.

Marybeth Nassief, Beatitude House campaign cabinet, has been involved with Beatitude House Ashtabula, 3404 Lake Ave., since its opening in 2012.

“I love supporting an organization that directly impacts my hometown,” said Nassief, owner of Nassief Ford, Toyota, Hyundai and Honda. “With your help, we know we can continue to make a difference in this community.”

Those interested in setting-up a meeting to learn more about how their donation can make a difference can contact Kathleen Moliterno at 330-744-3147. Donations can also be made on Beatitude House’s website at

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