Krysta’s Story

After Krysta graduated high school, she took a few college classes but admittedly had no focus. She says, “I went to school, but I really didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. I didn’t take it seriously because I didn’t have a future goal.” She was living with her father, who was […]

Arlene Grubbs’ story is providing safe, affordable housing in Allegheny County

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Arlene Grubbs has been an advocate for transitional housing for homeless women and children since 1989. Through her service, she became a founding member of HEARTH. For more than 20 years, she has met and overcome many ostacles as the agency has grown into one of the most important transitional housing programs in […]

Saturday Diary / Evicted with children; it’s got to stop

March 9, 2013 12:19 am By Dan Simpson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette One of my sons and his wife bought a modest starter house. Next door to them was a woman with two of her children, 14 and 8, living in a similar house. She had a job and, fleeing domestic violence, had bought the house […]

Sharon’s Story

Sharon and her 9-month-old daughter came to Benedictine Place after Sharon left an abusive relationship. They arrived with nothing but the clothes they were wearing. Sharon was required to enroll in an education program to gain marketable skills. Because Sharon’s prior student loans were in default, she needed financial assistance to attend school. While she […]

HEARTH’s executive director, Judy Eakin is a newsmaker you should know

It’s an exciting time for Judy Eakin and HEARTH – Homelessness Ends with Advocacy, Resources, Training and Housing… Read the article at >>

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. […]