Success Story: Supporting Communities Through Brigid’s Path

Jill Kingston with baby at Brigid's Path

When Jill Kingston and her husband became foster parents four years ago, their eyes were opened to a greater need within their community. Jill had the vision to be a part of a higher calling, leading her to found and become the executive director of nonprofit Brigid’s Path. 

About Brigid’s Path

Brigid’s Path, located in Kettering, Ohio, is designed to provide inpatient medical care for drug-exposed newborns, non-judgemental support for mothers and education services to improve family outcomes.

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“When we became foster parents, we didn’t realize there was such a need for a facility like Brigid’s Path in our community,” says Jill. “Our eyes were truly opened when we received our first foster child.”

“Before choosing Minster Bank we traveled to many lenders who provided business loans,” says Jill. “Minster Bank supported us 100 percent of the way. I began by telling my story when it was just a vision, and they believed in our mission and fully financed the build of Brigid’s Path.”

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Supporting a Greater Cause

The community and Minster Bank rallied behind Jill and her dream to make Brigid’s Path a reality.  “Minster Bank immediately became an advocate for Brigid’s Path,” she says. “If we didn’t have Minster Bank, we wouldn’t be where we are.”

The facility was donated by a local Kettering family and with donations, the renovations of Brigid’s Path were completely paid for, allowing for repayment to Minster Bank to begin. Hundreds of volunteers helped with updating the facility. In fact, so many people volunteered that paid positions weren’t needed for many months. 

Community members volunteered their time, supplies and efforts to make the opening of Brigid’s Path possible. Today, opportunities for volunteers are available at Brigid’s Path in many different ways such as housekeeping, maintenance, office duties, and cuddling babies.

Rebuilding Our Communities One Family at a Time

Brigid’s Path believes it is important to keep families together. The facility is open to parents and they are encouraged to build a relationship with their infant. By rebuilding families, Brigid’s Path can rebuild local communities on a strong foundation.

“Minster Bank made this vision possible by stepping up and providing guidance,” says Jill. “They helped us rebuild our facility, just as we are helping families rebuild their lives.”


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