Business Woman of the Year

Judy Eakin, HEARTH, Executive Director, was selected as a winner of the William R. Baierl Award, and was named the “Business Woman of the Year” by the Northern Allegheny County Chamber of Commerce. The award is based upon community, volunteer, and Chamber involvement, as well as business accomplishments. Judy has been very active with the […]

April’s Story

April came to Benedictine Place with two children, ages 8 and 10. She had little education beyond high school and received no support from her children’s father. April had always wanted to go back to school, but the constraints of paying the bills and taking care of her children didn’t permit it to happen. “I […]

Mary Beth’s Story

Mary Beth was born and raised in the North Hills. Although she gave birth to her daughter Caterina while in high school, she still finished on time in 1999. She started college at The Community College of Allegheny County that fall but later transferred to Bidwell Training Center to pursue a career as a Travel […]

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 >>