Now is the time to meet the challenges facing our neighbors in southwestern Pennsylvania. Join us as we establish Compassion Corner, a place of compassion, healing and hope for those impoverished in mind, body and spirit. Welcome to a new home for hope. 

$12,471,477 Raised

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Goal $17m

Creating Paths Toward Self-Sufficiency

Located at 111 Boulevard of the Allies, Compassion Corner will serve the most vulnerable in our communities through holistic care, recognizing that those in crisis face a myriad of intra-related challenges. Our strategy is to guide those in distress along paths toward long-term self-sufficiency. Our programs and services to meet their goals through an individualized, achievable plans of action. Compassion Corner will serve as a point of service to provide immediate aid, resources, appropriate referrals through a culture of care characterized by dignity and compassion.

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Free Health Care Center

  • High-quality medical/dental care
  • Eliminating financial barriers to treatment
  • Greater accessibility through revised eligibility requirements
  • Help navigating prescription coverage
  • Help navigating insurance availability

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Mental Wellness Program 

  • Providing early-involvement care
  • Creative arts therapy
  • Therapeutic opportunities to relieve anxiety
  • Reduce impact of trauma

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Gismondi Job Training Program 

  • Short-term classes for telecommunications and wiring jobs
  • Connections to job opportunities
  • Immediate path to living-wage employment
  • Meeting regional infrastructure needs
  • Opportunity to receive 5 national certifications

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Crisis Case Management

  • Indoor space to host guests from the Red Door, a program of Divine Mercy Parish
  • Invite people who are unhoused in and allow them to connect to needed services
  • A Crisis Case Manager will work with clients to understand their full scope of need
  • A Crisis Case Manager will walk alongside each client to help them find greater stability especially a path off the streets

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Gift of Mary

  • Temporary refuge for women fleeing abuse
  • Physically/emotional safe environment
  • Access to services for self-sufficiency
  • Addressing physical, emotional & spiritual needs

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More people helped


Increase in community input


People trained for telecom jobs


More points of health service


Vulnerable women cared for

More complex needs require intensive commitment. Catholic Charities is passionate about creating the opportunities for growth and healing necessary for lasting change for individuals and generations of families in southwestern Pennsylvania. By the year 2027, we anticipate thousands of lives transformed through compassion, healing and hope.



Hoddy and Mary Anne Hanna

Chris and Molly McMahon

Susie and Neal Shipley


Senator Camera Bartolotta

Bob Bashaw

Megan Bashaw

Steve Blanco

Kathy Buechel

Mike Clark

Susan Cruz

Mike Gallagher

Bill DeWeese

John Gismondi

Ed Grefenstette

Megan Grefenstette

Gloria Hudock

Gabe Hudock

Marie Milie Jones

Scott Lammie

Paul Malone

Steve Massaro

Stefanie Cedro Mohr

Dan Onorato

Bill Pietragallo

Andrew Petnuch

Karen Vidt

Interested in Making a leadership gift?

Contact Angie Zambito Hill