Cindy L’s Story

In many neighborhoods, there are now former Benedictine Place residents who have met the challenge, faced their hardships squarely, changed their lives, and are now successful, contributing members to society. One of many success stories, Cindy L. came to Benedictine Place with four children, desperate to provide a better life for them. One of her […]

Jackie H’s Story

Jackie entered Benedictine Place with a three-month-old daughter. She had been referred to Benedictine Place by the staff at Genesis, a residential place that provides alternatives to abortion. “It was quite an adjustment coming to the security of Benedictine Place,” relates Jackie. “Food would be delivered to my door. Their support emotionally and financially helped […]

Mandy’s Story

“Benedictine Place gave me hope. The excellent program taught me how to be self-sufficient and gave me avenues to help myself,” says Mandy. During the year and a half that Mandy spent at Benedictine Place, she was able to develop a sense of worth, while learning about the community to which she would eventually contribute. […]

Odds–N–Ends” Shower

HEARTH held an “Odds–N–Ends” Shower for the families of our transitional housing program at our offices on Thursday May 3, 2012, from 6 – 8 p.m. Guests were asked to provide various household supplies needed to restock one apartment and to come and learn more about HEARTH while relaxing with both new and old friends. […]

Jerry Drozynski Elected as Chairperson for Homeless Advisory Board

Jerry Drozynski, HEARTH’s board president, was elected the Chairperson of the Allegheny County Homeless Alliance Advisory Board for 2008-2010. The Homeless Alliance Advisory Board is a public/private partnership formed to assist Allegheny County, the City of Pittsburgh, the City of McKeesport and the Municipality of Penn Hills in reviewing public policy, programs, activities, data and […]

Melissa’s Story

Melissa is a 23-year-old single mother raising a 3-year-old son, while studying to be a paralegal. Benedictine Place provides her a safe environment with a good school district. But she knows the fortune of living at Benedictine Place is not forever. Living tucked away in a secluded section of Ross Township surrounded by other women […]

Donna’s Story

When a child arrives at Benedictine Place, their baggage comes with them. While their tiny arms tote along very little of material possessions, like clothes and toys. Often times, an unmanageable load of anger, confusion and resentment weighs heavily on their shoulders. Benedictine Place will probably be the most secure home they’ve lived in all […]

Nancy’s Story -VIDEO

Deshay’s Story – VIDEO

Norwin Show Choir

For more than a decade, the Norwin Show Choir has been performing for HEARTH and our families under the direction of Cheryl Walter. On May 23rd, an era came to an end. Not only was it the choirs last performance at Benedictine Place, it was the last time Mrs. Walter would conduct the choir. At […]