Supporting local ministries that address housing insecurity, poverty, and recovery.
Open Hands Ministries
Open Hands Ministries works to empower black families to build multi-generational wealth through improved financial literacy and skills. Open Hands works to remove barriers to homeownership by acquiring, rehabbing, and renovating vacant properties. You can learn more about Open Hands Ministries here.
LIGHT OF LIFE
Located on Pittsburgh's North Shore, Light of Life provides food, shelter, and hope to men, women and children experiencing homelessness, poverty, or addiction. You can read more about Light of Life here
OFF THE FLOOR: FURNITURE BANK
Off the Floor Pittsburgh is a faith based volunteer ministry which, since 2004, has provided basic used furniture like beds, dressers, tables, and chairs to disadvantaged families who lack these items. Off the Floor invites you -- individuals or teams -- to assist with furniture deliveries and pickups. They also need volunteers in their warehouse which is located on the North Side near Acrisure Stadium.
Founded in 1991 by a group of women from Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, Sojourner House and Sojourner House MOMS (Mentoring, Opportunity, Motivation, Spirituality) provide compassionate, faith-based residential recovery services to mothers and children in the Pittsburgh area. They help addicted mothers learn to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty and chemical abuse while rebuilding damaged relationships with their children. Sojourner House believes women can shatter the chains of addiction and hopelessness when surrounded by what means most to them: their children. Learn more about how you can support this ministry!
Circles Sharpsburg includes residents of Sharpsburg, Millvale, and O’Hara Township. We serve individuals and families of all backgrounds. Circle Leaders enjoy support from each other and from community volunteers in addressing employment, transportation, and childcare issues which hinder progress towards financial stability. Members of FCPC serve as Allies in this weekly program and (pre-COVID) provide dinner 1x/month. To help with the meals, contact FCPC Mission Committee member Amy Martin (email@example.com). To learn more about being involved in the Circles program, contact the Coordinator Kathleen Stanley at 412.977.9136 or Kathleen.firstname.lastname@example.org.