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East End Cooperative Ministry
UNITED WAY #325
6140 Station Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
EECM strives to build a faith based community of opportunity in Pittsburgh’s East End by helping vulnerable adults and at-risk children and youth. We seek to make a difference in the lives of the individuals and families we serve by tending to their needs for today as well as their hopes for tomorrow. United by Faith. Dedicated to Service.
HUNGER SERVICES...A Hot Meal
- Meals On Wheels – Delivers two meals each day to over 80 homebound residents.
- Soup Kitchen – A hot lunch served for everyone Monday through Friday.
- Food Pantry – Over 500 families monthly provided with emergency groceries and staples.
HOUSING SERVICES…A Place to Stay
- Men’s Emergency Shelter – A refuge for the night, an evening meal, and breakfast are provided for any male older than 18.
- Drop-In Center – A comfortable place where people with mental health problems, drug / alcohol dependency, and other challenges can enjoy socializing and seek counseling from local social service agencies and assistance programs.
- Bridge Housing* – A one-year residential program for men who are transitioning from emergency shelter to independent living.
- PennFree* – Rent support, group counseling, and case management for men and women who are recovering from drug / alcohol addiction.
- Safe Haven* – Housing and support for up to eight chronically homeless men who have mental health problems as they work towards a new and better lifestyle.
- Orr Compassionate Care Center* – Offers 24-hour shelter and nonmedical respite care for adults who in need of a supportive place to recuperate after being discharged from the hospital.
*Requires a referral from a counselor or case manager
CHILDREN & YOUTH SERVICES…A Positive Role Model
- In-School/After-School Outreach – Academic support, recreational activities, life skills training, career development and intensive intervention for elementary, middle, and high school students.
- ExtraOrdinary Tutoring – After-school program that provides one-on-one support and tutoring for students from kindergarten through 12th grade.
- Project Rediscovery – A drug and alcohol prevention program designed to reduce the risk factors leading to substance abuse and violence incorporated into all Children & Youth programs and includes age-appropriate education, refusal and resistance skills, and community advocacy.
- Summer Day Camp – Provides a wide variety of fun, recreational activities and learning experiences for over 200 youth ages 5-16 for five weeks.
- Hoop It Up Tournament – Program designed to promote healthy competition and healthy lifestyles through tobacco prevention education includes clinics and a tournament for 4th through 12th grade students.
- Take Our Sons/Daughters To Work Day – Matches middle and high school students with professionals working in fields in which the students express an interest to help students explore careers and receive guidance from positive role models.
EECM was founded in 1970 when 18 local congregations came together in a unified effort to address the increasingly widespread and serious problems plaguing the East End. Today, it leads a community-wide effort supported by more than 50 member congregations of various denominations, as well as a corps of local businesses and foundations, generous donors, and dedicated volunteers as it celebrates 40 years of serving those in need in Pittsburgh’s East End.
Myrna Zelenitz, Executive Director; Rev. Darnell Leonard, Associate Director; Sandy Laux, Human Resources and Operations Director; David Dix, Capital Campaign Director; Julie Upvall, Financial Director; Paul DeWalt, Hunger and Housing Services Director; Kate Snyder, Development and Donor Communications Coordinator; Tim Brown, Community Relations Coordinator; Tracy Hudson, Volunteer Coordinator
OPPORTUNITIES FOR CONGREGATIONAL OR INDIVIDUAL INVOLVEMENT
Many of our programs would not exist without the help of our volunteers. Please contact Tracy Hudson at 412-361-5549 to find an opportunity in an area that interests you.
From time to time, various programs have needs such as passenger vans, furniture and other household goods. Please contact Kate Snyder at 412-361-5549 to find out any current needs.