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 […]

HEARTH Participates in Highmark Walk

HEARTH participated in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community for the first time on May 21 and raised nearly $2,000. Thank you to everyone who walked for us and everyone who donated to our walkers! It was a beautiful day, and everyone enjoyed a relaxing stroll through town, as well as the live music […]

The Homeless Children’s Education Fund and Citizen’s Bank makes donation for children

On Monday, August 17th, The Homeless Children’s Education Fund along with some volunteers came to HEARTH in a school bus to drop off wonderful backpacks and boxes that contained school supplies such as notebooks, folder, pens, pencils, crayons, markers, glue sticks, scissors, pencil boxes, loose paper etc. to our children. We received approximately 60 backpacks […]

New PRIDE Program’s First Participant

HEARTH’s PRIDE Program, a second step for HOMES (formerly Benedictine Place) program participants, began in July 2009. To be considered for participation in the program, the women must have lived at Benedictine Place and have a mental health or physical disability. Prior to their moving from Benedictine Place, new Case Manager Meghan Labiaux works with […]

Non-profits helping other non-profits

In these financially hard times it was nice to see other non-profit organizations helping HEARTH. In true holiday spirit many of our local non-profit organizations did not hesitate to make this holiday season extra special for the families of Benedictine Place. • The McCandless Rotary brings together businesses and professional leaders for humanitarian work. This […]