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Maureen Makes a "Critical Difference" in the Lives of Homeless


At the age of 47, Maureen Callahan is a recipient of the Betty Frank Schoenbaum Charitable Lead Trust Critical Difference for Women (CDW) Re-Entry Scholarship. "I cannot thank you enough for your support as words cannot truly express my gratitude," Maureen expressed to Ms. Schoenbaum.

Leaving her employer of 10 years, Maureen came to Ohio State to pursue a bachelor's degree in sociology, with an end goal continuing "to serve the homeless and less fortunate populations in Columbus and the greater Ohio area."

With a minor in city & regional planning, Maureen plans to own her own consulting firm in the area of Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH). PSH is a federal program that targets families and single adults who have become homeless due to issues and circumstances beyond their control. She currently works with a nonprofit called Interfaith Hospitality Network in Springfield, Ohio, where she helps create policies and procedures for Springfield's first PSH developments.

Building off of what Ms. Schoenbaum has given her, Maureen plans to further her education even more by pursuing a Master's Degree in public administration or city & regional planning. Thanks to a caring and helpful donor, Maureen will go on to do great things for the less fortunate people of Central Ohio.

If you would like to give the gift of re-entry for women like Maureen, please contact Leslie Kreinberg at 614-247-6600 or by email at Kreinberg.3@osu.edu