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At the heart of JOTHM, Inc a 501(c) (3) non-profit Christian Organization is the belief that God has called the community to support and serve women, regardless of their background or beliefs. Journey of the Heart’s mission is to provide a way for women whose hearts are wounded and broken to discover HOPE and Healing in their everyday lives. Journey of the Heart was created to meet the needs of struggling women in communities throughout the United States and around the world.

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#GivingTuesday™ is a campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the
annual holiday season. It started in New York to celebrate and encourage charitable
activities that support nonprofit organizations. In 2013, Northwest Ohio nonprofits
are participating too and you have the opportunity to give online to a local organization. 
This year, #GivingTuesday is on December 3, 2013.
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to make a donation to Journey of the Heart and become
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JOTHM Featured in the Sentinel-Tribune, July 14, 2012

Perrysburg woman uses her own ‘Journey of the Heart’
to give hope to others who are struggling

Written by KAREN NADLER COTA Sentinel Lifestyles Editor
Photo: Enoch Wu/Sentinel Tribune 











PERRYSBURG — It took three cruel blows within a six-month span to turn Mary Michel onto the life path she was meant to walk.
Michel, a longtime Perrysburg resident and founder of the non-profit Center of Hope for women in Toledo, was a high-powered corporate vice president and seemingly on top of the world when everything stopped on a dime.

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New Life C.O.G.I.C One2One Mentor Training
June 6th-8th, we had an incredible experience during our one2one mentor training with our new community partner New Life Church.

Journey of the Heart Welcomes Abi

In March, Abigail Johnson joined the Journey of the Heart team full-time as volunteer Global Administrative Coordinator. Abi is serving as the social media coordinator and also as assistant to Mary Michel, CEO/Founder of Journey of the Heart. We are excited about her joining the team!

October 2011 Volunteers of the Center of Hope
The volunteers at the Center of Hope in Toledo enjoyed a retreat together.  They came to learn, to grow spiritually and to have some fun.  Thank you to our host Lois and Carl Rosenberry for allowing us to use their lake home, it was so wonderful. 

New Director to serve at the Toledo Center of Hope
Cathy Lanning from Columbus Ohio has been named the new director of the Toledo Center of Hope.  Cathy will begin her transition into the position as part time Director and will move into full time in the fall of 2011.  Cathy has been a part of Journey of the Heart for many years in Columbus and has left her career of 32 years and has moved to Toledo to join us.  We welcome Cathy with great excitment and know that we are blessed having her as the Director. 



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The Center of Hope is a community resource for
women where they can learn they are
not alone in their struggles.

Center of Hope in Toledo, Ohio

Center of Hope
2048 - 2050 S. Byrne Road
Toledo, OH 43614
Hours 8:30am to 4:30pm
Evening hours are available by appointment only.


Encouraging Word

We are beautiful creatures.
There is nothing
that can add or take away
from the beauty
that is you.


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Journey of the Heart Ministries Inc - 2048 S. Byrne Rd., Toledo, Ohio 43614 (419)720-2446
Is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Federal Tax ID# 20-3160046