Investing in Hope.

Are you with us?

Join us in our 2024 Hope from Home Campaign, our largest, most-important annual fundraiser.

Donations go to the programs and services that affirm dignity and restore hope for thousands of our neighbors.

Our goal is to raise $900,000 and welcome 250 gifts. Can we count on you?  

Our ambitious targets reflect increasing need. Our last fiscal year saw a 12% increase in the number of people we served over the previous year – more than 23,000 people who needed our uplifting services.  

Our core services include Basic Needs Assistance, Case Management, Counseling, Pregnancy & Parenting Support, Homelessness Services, Senior Care, Free Health Care, Disaster Relief, and the Gismondi Job Training Program.

Most importantly, we offer the opportunity to guide people to independence and break the hold of generational poverty.

Make a donation today and join Catholic Charities in the joy of affirming dignity and potential – and restoring hope.

$801,889 Raised

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266 Gifts

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Updated 6/03/2024

Help us reach our goals today!

Community Caritas Awards

  • 2024 Award Recipients

    2024 Award Recipients

    More than 40 years ago, Catholic Charities began honoring the individuals and organizations who embody characteristics of charity, compassion and empowerment toward those in poverty. Their dedication and tireless efforts have made a significant difference in the lives of countless people.

    Catholic Charities has a long and proud history of serving those in need, and this annual recognition program is a wonderful way to celebrate the heroes who are making a positive impact in our community. Please join us in celebrating this year’s recipients.

  • Fr. Christopher D. Donley

    Fr. Christopher D. Donley

    Father Christopher D. Donley, a Pittsburgh native, is the pastor of Divine Mercy Parish. He graduated from Duquesne University, where he studied History and Theology. Fr. Chris holds a Sacred License in Dogmatic Theology from a university in Rome. He was ordained to the priesthood in 2011. Besides leading Divine Mercy Parish, he founded Move a Mountain Missions, which operates Brother Andres Café and the Gift of Mary Women’s Shelter—a program addressing domestic abuse. Fr. Chris also serves as a chaplain at Central Catholic High School, Point Park University, and Catholic Charities.

  • Duquesne Light Company

    Duquesne Light Company

    Duquesne Light Company (DLC), serving the Pittsburgh metropolitan area, has been a reliable electric provider for over a century. Their core values—safety, integrity, dependability, equity, and community—drive their commitment to more than 600,000 customers across two counties, including Pittsburgh. In 2023, DLC donated nearly $2 million to 464 organizations and their employees volunteered over 4,300 hours. They prioritize customer support through energy efficiency programs, making electric bills more manageable.

  • Chris & Molly McMahon

    Chris & Molly McMahon

    Chris McMahon, President of Aquinas Wealth Advisors, a national Catholic values investment firm, is an outstanding CEO recognized by the Pittsburgh Business Times. He’s also an expert in national media. Chris serves as Vice Chair of the Legatus International Board of Directors and the Duquesne University Board of Trustees. Alongside his wife Molly, they lead the Gift of Mary board. In 2017, they founded Mary’s Place, a haven for expectant mothers, providing a safe space for living, worship, and life skills development.

  • Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish

    Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish

    Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish’s Outreach Ministry provides inspiration, comfort, and resolution to both parishioners and non-parishioners. Led by Denise Boring, the staff Coordinator of Outreach Ministry, along with Jim Carlucci (President of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society) and Tom Donohue (Director of the Saint Joseph’s Workers Ministry), this dedicated team offers physical, emotional, and spiritual care to those in need within the parish. They advocate for vulnerable individuals, including immigrants, the elderly, and the homeless. Their services include homebound communion, assistance for residents in care facilities, utility support for those with limited resources, and bereavement support. Additionally, they ensure that those requiring handyman assistance receive it.

  • Neil Walker

    Neil Walker

    Neil Walker, a Pittsburgh native, played 12 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB). He represented the Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers, New York Yankees, Miami Marlins, and Philadelphia Phillies. Walker, a Silver Slugger Award winner in 2014, retired in 2021. He now contributes as a radio and television presenter for the Pirates. His dedication to sports, mentorship, and faith shines through his involvement with organizations like Inspired Hearts and Hands, Lending Hearts, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Urban Impact, and Christian Sports International.

Programs Making a difference

  • With your support, we're ready.

    With your support, we're ready.

    The need is great, but our plan is simple: We welcome any person in distress, prioritize immediate need and invite every person who comes to us to partner for long-term solutions.  

    This past fiscal year, that meant with your financial support our experts in care met the physical and emotional needs more than 23,000 neighbors in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Greene, Lawrence and Washington counties. That’s a 12% increase from the previous year – 23,000 people, and those who care about them, transformed by your support. 

  • Basic Needs Assistance

    Basic Needs Assistance

    Without the basics like housing, food or safe shelter there is no living, only surviving. We help meet basic needs such as essential provisions, rental and utility assistance for residents in SWPA living without 200% of the Federal Poverty Guideline.  

  • Counseling


    Emotional health is the foundation on which everything else stands. Our licensed therapists offer creative solutions to trauma, counseling, and therapy. We offer both in-person and teletherapy to address anxiety, depression, anger management and coping skills.  

  • Free Health Care Center

    Free Health Care Center

    We believe every person deserves ready access to high-quality health care.  We offer routine and advanced medical and dental care free of charge for adults who live within 250 percent of the Federal Poverty Guideline or those who face significant barriers to access care. 

  • Gismondi Job Training Program

    Gismondi Job Training Program

    With a successful pilot year almost completed, we’re expanding our telecommunications training program, offered free of charge to motivated students. We offer hands-on instruction in needed broadband skills – and the connections to area businesses that offer living wages.  

  • Housing and Shelter Services

    Housing and Shelter Services

    Safe shelter is increasingly beyond many in our area as availability to affordable housing decreases. Our housing and shelter services include residential shelter for families and individuals without homes. We also provide assistance with rent and eviction avoidance for those whose only alternative is living on the streets.  

  • Pregnancy and Parenting Support

    Pregnancy and Parenting Support

    Our Roselia Pregnancy and Parenting Support program is one of our most important areas of service and is emblematic of our work overall – serving the most vulnerable among. We provide non-judgmental pregnancy and parenting assistance for single moms, struggling families and new parents through supportive counseling, parental education and tangible goods.  

  • Refugee Support

    Refugee Support

    In parallel with our case management services, we support those who have had to leave their country of origin due to conflict or crisis. In addition to providing essential supplies, we offer individual and family counseling to help identify and process trauma and guide newcomers to greater stability.  

  • Senior Support

    Senior Support

    As the Area Agency on Aging in Lawrence County, our program Challenges: Options in Aging provides individualized support services, protective services, daily meals, in home care, recreational and social opportunity, fitness centers and a computer lab.  

    We additionally support seniors in need of basic necessities, including residential care for older men without shelter, utility assistance and health care.  

Help us keep the hope alive. Make a donation now. 






FUND The Mission

Kevin Acklin

Dan Adamski

Dottie Alke

Ed Balzarini

Victoria Bechtold Kush

Clark Hill

Confluence Wealth Services

Colleen Darragh

Dan and Ruth Darragh

Dollar Bank

Donahue Family Foundation

Ronald V. Faccenda

IBEW Local #5 Electrical Workers Union

Jas H. Matthews & Co. Educational and Charitable Trust

JLL Capital Markets

Rebekah Kcehowski

Charles Kelly

Robert Kunselman

Katherine Larsen

Christopher Lee

Gary Lynch

Edward Gallagher

Kathleen Gannon

Goehring Rutter & Boehm

Maureen E. Green

Marcia Martin

Brian McCurrie

Karen McElhiny

Jack McGinley


Severn T. and Lisa McMurtry

Fr. Joseph Mele

Orbital Engineering

Paris Contracting

Peoples, An Essential Utilities Company

Pion, Nerone, Girman, Winslow & Smith, PC.

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pittsburgh Steelers

Print Tech

Gerard Sansosti

Nicholas Savka

Thomas Seabrooke

Joni Mangino Selep

Simpson McCrady

Reed Smith

Summa Development

Roble Belko and Company

Michael and Julie Sweeney

Turner Construction

Troutman Pepper

Neil Walker

Wagner Family Charitable Trust

Wolf Consulting

Elyse and Kenny Wright

Zimmer Kunz


Hope from Home Co-Chairs

Charles Kelly

Christopher Lee

Hope from Home Executive Leadership Team

Kevin Acklin

Dan Adamski

Susan Cruz

Kathleen Gallagher

Howard "Hoddy" Hanna, III

Rebekah Kcehowski

Victoria Bechtold Kush

Maureen Lally Green

Gary Lynch

Paul Malone

Marcia Martin

Tom & Becky McGough

Timothy O’Brien

Dan & Shelly Onorato

Joseph Selep & Joni Mangino-Selep

Alan & Anna Torrance

Michael Turzai & Lidia Comini-Turzai

Elyse Wright

Support the Mission

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