Sisters Place is a social justice-oriented organization seeking to prevent and respond to homelessness. We provide anti-oppressive, strength-based, trauma-informed, harm-reduction, and housing-first-informed services for individuals and families to break cycles of poverty and homelessness.
Our programming encompasses four service pillars, the foundation that our core programs are built upon:
- Empowerment: supporting clients with meeting basic needs
- Housing: supportive housing to provide stabilization, safety, and support
- Wellness: mental and physical health, as well as substance use support and referrals
- Advancement: resources for GED prep, college, trade school, apprenticeships, workforce development, and more
We believe that support needs to be available when families and individuals begin to experience insecurity in meeting basic needs. Interventions with those who are impoverished may prevent them from experiencing homelessness.
More than 3,200 Pittsburghers moved above the poverty line, giving the city an overall poverty rate of 19%. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette