Disrupting cycles of poverty and homelessness
through empowerment, housing, wellness, and advancement services.
“Your daughter has Pediatric Parkinson’s disease.”
The diagnosis came as a shock to “Ed” and “Jenna”*, who had noticed that their youngest daughter, “Katie” – age 1, was having hand and eye coordination issues. They never even considered such a serious illness, nor did they even know much about it.
Since that time, though, they have both united in giving their daughter the best care possible. Which would have seemed impossible just two years prior when they were living on the streets, and Jenna was pregnant with their first child, “April.” They had been living with family, but when that family was evicted from their home, the couple felt that they had no other options. Until they heard about Sisters Place. They moved into their housing in September 2019, and Jenna had April in March 2020.
Learn More about the fall event on October 7th at the Carnegie Science Center!
How We Help
Safe Space @ Sisters Place
A walk-in supportive service connects those in need with the social services in the community that are available to help them. This is a collaborative model program offering comprehensive support services and utilizing our vast network of partner organizations.
Housing is partially subsidized by HUD. The families referred to this program are street or chronically homeless, and the head of household has a disability.
In 2021, Sisters Place provided housing to 34 families, including 66 children.
100% of housing program clients maintained their housing during COVID.
100% of housing program clients received emergency food, PPE, and wellness support during COVID.
Your Support Makes It Possible
This time of the year can mean higher bills, cold waits for the bus, difficulties navigating holiday childcare, and elevated physical and emotional stress. Please consider making a donation today to help impoverished individuals and families meet basic needs, maintain stable housing, and access vital supportive services.
Commonplace Coffee Community Blend
Something exciting is brewing – a bold collaborative fundraiser in partnership with Commonplace Coffee benefitting C-Clear, Catapult Greater Pittsburgh, Treasure House Fashions, and When She Thrives. Your purchase here benefits Sisters Place.
Community Blend is a mix of coffees from Papua New Guinea and Guatemala, freshly roasted weekly by Commonplace Coffee.