Hope from Home is Catholic Charities' celebration of community achievement in Southwestern Pennsylvania and our most important annual fundraiser. Our goal is to raise $625,000 to help meet urgent need and foster long-term solutions to thousands of individuals and families who lack health, shelter and stability. Catholic Charities needs you. Your neighbors need you. Will you extend your hope today?


Community Caritas Awards

  • 2022 Award Recipients

    2022 Award Recipients

    Each year we celebrate the people and organizations who see critical need and invest personal heart, tangible assets and elbow grease to lift our communities to stability for generations to come.

  • Esther Bush

    Esther Bush

    As the former President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, Esther L. Bush is respected as a voice of reason, coalition builder and force for positive change in the Greater Pittsburgh community and throughout the United States. In 2013, Esther was one of ten Americans recognized at the White House as a Champion of Change in the Educational Excellence for African Americans program.

  • Evan Frazier

    Evan Frazier

    Evan Frazier is the president and CEO of The Advanced Leadership Institute, an organization aimed at cultivating Black executive leadership to strengthen companies, institutions, and communities. Evan guides the mission of The Advanced Leadership Institute to educate, develop, connect, and position African American leaders for executive advancement – in Pittsburgh and through the nation.

  • Marcia Martin

    Marcia Martin

    Marcia Martin, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility at Highmark Wholecare (formerly Gateway Health), directs philanthropic and corporate social responsibility initiatives, and leads civic and policy engagement, with an emphasis on social determinants of health to improve local communities and their members. Marcia mentors, and provides technical guidance and business advice to senior leadership of community-based organizations, health and government agencies.

  • Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh

    Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh

    Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh (MOM) is a free, two-day dental clinic for underserved members of our community who are uninsured or don’t have access to affordable dental care. Volunteer dental professionals, assisted by thousands of volunteers, have provided care for more than 4,000 patients in four years. As a national model, MOM is expanding its reach, offering eye and ear exams.


  • Southwestern Pennsylvania

    Southwestern Pennsylvania

    We share our love by meeting basic needs, providing emotional care, helping with pregnancy and parenting challenges, offering free health care, helping seniors stay safely in their homes and housing those without homes.

    We welcome any person in distress regardless of background or story. With our supporters we work to reframe every urgent need as an invitation to partner with us for long-term stability.

  • Allegheny County

    Allegheny County

    With financial and volunteer support, we served over 1,217 individuals who’ve needed safe, daytime shelter out of the cold. Our guests have made over 6,655 visits to the Winter Warming Station this past season. We distributed warm winter wear, offered more than 50 meals each day and have shared companionship with those often overlooked.

  • Beaver County

    Beaver County

    Our licensed therapists guide individuals and families struggling with life’s challenges, depression, anxiety and anger-related issues. In Beaver County, that’s meant providing 1,288 therapy sessions in the most recent fiscal year.

  • Butler County

    Butler County

    We’re the first point of contact for those facing homelessness in Butler County, often providing emergency shelter. In 2019, we served 230 people and invested $46.5K for the calendar year. In 2021, we served 581 people and invested $45K per month.

  • Greene County

    Greene County

    Meeting basic needs means giving individuals and families breathing room and ensuring they have both groceries and shelter. Through COVID assistance, our Greene County Outreach office administered $12,589 funds for rent and utility payments over a 12-month period.

  • Lawrence County

    Lawrence County

    We served more than 62,000 meals last year to seniors in Lawrence County through Challenges, Options in Aging, our program that helps older adults remain safely in their homes.

  • Washington County

    Washington County

    When 54 seniors were displaced from their homes by a fire earlier this year, we provided each of them with $400 in immediate assistance to replace material goods, including clothes, linens and other items destroyed by smoke and fire.


Roselia Pregnancy & Parenting Support Services

Selena is a client of our Roselia Pregnancy & Parenting Support Program. When she first came to us, she had just lost her place and had nowhere to stay. In addition to providing her with diapers, wipes, and baby outfits, we assisted her in paying for housing. With our support Selena is working on fostering long-term solutions to take care of her family.

Basic Needs Assistance and Counseling Support Services

Delores is a client of Basic Needs Assistance and Counseling Support programs. She moved from California to Southwestern PA in search of a safer environment to raise her family. Then the pandemic hit … Her husband was not able to get a job during that time, and their resources quickly dwindled. We assisted Delores and her family in securing housing and counseling when it was needed most. Together we're fostering long-term solutions for Delores to take care of her family. We're providing hope.

Roselia Pregnancy & Parenting Support Services

Kamerane is a client of our Roselia Pregnancy & Parenting Support Program. In addition to helping her and her child by providing childcare supplies, we've also worked with Kamerane to help her make her car payments after she lost her unemployment assistance.


Inspired by Jesus’ teachings and focused on lasting solutions, we serve our communities’ critical needs with compassion, healing, and hope.

Your support alleviates stress today and re-writes the future for individuals, families and children in distress.

Thank you for your care and support.


Presenting Sponsor

  • Highmark


  • PNC

  • MSA, The Safety Company

  • Jones Day

  • Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh


  • Mr. & Mrs. Tom & Becky McGough

  • Highmark Wholecare

  • Federated Investors Foundation, Inc.

  • UPMC Mercy/UPMC Health Plan

  • In Memory of John M. Food, Sr.

  • Bob & Joan Peirce


Dickie McCamey 

Christopher & Monica Scoletti

Peoples, an Essential Utilities Company 


Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

FedEx Ground

Joe & Diana Rockey

Bill & Debbie Demchak 

Duquesne University

PJ Dick-Trumbull-Lindy Group


Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

FUND a need

Ernst & Young LLP

Brian & Barbara McCurrie

Scott & Sue Lammie

Becky & Tim Kcehowski 

Joe & Alina Massaro

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pittsburgh Penguins

Dave Malone

Mary J. Donnelly Foundation

Katie Larsen Merrill Lynch

Colleen Darragh

University of Pittsburgh

Clark Hill PLC

Ed Balzarini

Zimmer Kunz

Mary Lou McLaughlin

Paul Malone

Steve and Susan Wagner

Dan & Ruth Darragh

Mr. & Mrs. Chris & Kristy Lee

Massaro Construction Group

Severn & Lisa McMurtry

IBEW Local Union #5

Tom & Caroline Wentling

Mike & Julie Sweeney

Maureen Lally Green & Ross Green

Mr. Joseph Selep & Mrs. Joni Mangino-Selep

Frank Calandra, Jr.

Raeder Family Charities


Harry & Monica Null

Frank B Fuhrer Wholesale Co

Cameron and Marie Milie Jones



Dan & Shelly Onorato



Mr. Michael & Dr. Lidia Comini-Turzai

Mr. & Mrs. Joe & Alina Massaro, III

Mr. & Mrs. Joe & Diana Rockey

Mr. & Mrs. Tom & Becky McGough

Ms. Rebekah Kcehowski

Mr. & Mrs. Mike & Angela DeVanney

Mrs. Susan Cruz

Mr. Chris Lee

Mr. & Mrs. Howard & Mary Anne Hanna, III

Mr. & Mrs. James Stalder

Mr. & Mrs. John P. & Cindy Meegan

Mr. & Mrs. Scott & Sue Lammie

Mr. & Mrs. W. Alan & Anna Torrance

Mr. Paul Malone

Mr. Joseph Selep & Mrs. Joni Mangino-Selep

Mr. & Mrs. Jason & Victoria Kush

Ms. Marcia Martin

Mr. Christopher Scoletti

Judge Maureen Lally-Green

Ms. Neelie Simmons

Mr. Aaron Billger

Ms. Kenya Boswell

Mr. Kannu Sahni

Mr. Derek Uber

Ms. Lynne Marchese


Inspired by Jesus’ teachings and focused on lasting solutions, we serve our communities’ critical needs with compassion, healing, and hope.

Your support alleviates stress today and re-writes the future for individuals, families and children in distress.

Thank you for your care and support.