Rejoice always, never cease praying, render constant thanks, such is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not stifle the spirit. Do not despise prophecies. Test everything; retain what is good. Avoid any semblance of evil. – 1 Thessalonians. 5:16-2
Young People Who Care, Inc. is a Catholic grassroots ministry. YPWC provides a wide, ecumenical circle of care among those who give and those who receive. Its members are committed to creating a holistic and nonjudgmental environment where the exchange of culture, education and training empower individuals and groups. While adapting to changing times and needs, prayer, hospitality, simplicity and service remain constant characteristics of Young People Who Care, Inc.
History of Young People Who Care
Young People Who Care, Inc. was founded in Frenchville, PA in Clearfield County in 1976. Under the leadership of Sr. Therese Dush, both youth and adults came together to start a Mission that would serve those with unmet needs in Clearfield County and neighboring counties. YPWC, Inc. is a volunteer organization that began reaching out to those in need by providing assistance with home repairs, cleaning, transportation, and other services that were not available through other agencies. Over the past 40 years, the ministry of YPWC, Inc. has expanded from the direct social service program, which it still provides, to include adult and youth retreats, spiritual direction and counseling, and services for pregnant women and those with infants.
Sr. Suzanne Thibault
Sr. Suzanne is the youth director at Young People Who Care. She is a sister of the Anawim Community of Frenchville, PA and has worked in youth ministry and with rural poverty for more than 30 years. She enjoys students of all ages, from kindergarten to college, and processes a wealth of experience in leading and planning retreats for all ages.
Charlie has been the coordinator of direct services for Young People Who Care since 2013. He is a local man with a heart for people in need. He processes the gift of assisting neighbors helping neighbors.