Malvern school adds program to educate youth on risks, signs of sexual exploitation


MALVERN – Hannah’s House 119 Ministries, an East Canton based organization for young women, is planning to expand into Brown Local Schools for the 2019 school year.

Patti Hostetler began the organization back in 2013 with the thought that every child is one decision away from becoming a statistic. Since then, they’ve expanded into several Stark county area schools and work closely with family court and the foster care system. The idea to bring Hannah’s House Mentoring programs into Brown Local is being championed by Robyn Mader and has school officials on board.

Hannah’s House 119 offers several different programming options to meet the needs of each individual youth. They believe prevention is key and provide programming that educates our youth about the risks and signs of sexual exploitation. In addition, they provide life skill training to give youth the tools needed to be successful in life and build upon the 40 Developmental Assets. Hannah’s House is opening Prosoer House very soon, which is a facility for at-risk young women and children.

Hannah’s House 119 is always looking for volunteers and mentors. For more information, email

Hannah’s House is also hosting its 1st annual Golf Outing Sept. 22 at Great Trail Golf Course in Minerva. This is the major fundraiser for the year, with a goal of raising $30,000. The culmination of the day will be a Golf Ball Drop, with 300 balls being dropped from 25 feet in the air. The purchaser of the ball that drops in the hole or closest, will receive $2,500. Foursomes, sponsorships and information on the Golf Ball Drop can be found online at