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The Orr Compassionate Care Center

UNITED WAY #4703

6140 Station Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
412) 362-3550


MISSION

Ministry for homeless, frail or elderly adults who need to recuperate after injury or illness. We freely offer non-medical respite for healing with dignity in a compassionate and spiritual safe haven.


CURRENT PROGRAMS

The Orr Center is a respite care program in a home-like setting for men and women nineteen years of age and older post discharged from the hospital. The center provides three meals per day, a safe place to sleep and laundry service. A non-medical environment, guests must be able to ambulate and take their medication independently. The Center has a 14 be capacity and the average length of stay is two to three weeks.


HISTORY

The Orr Center opened its doors in January of 1993. It is adjacent to Eastminster Presbyterian Church in the building known as Eastminster House. It began as a mission of The Eastminster Presbyterian Church in response to a growing population in critical need. This need has arisen due to government regulations which force hospitals and physicians to discharge patients before they can totally care for themselves. Many have no one, no funds, and no place to go for assistance with basic needs during recuperation. The facility is appropriately named in honor of Mildred and the late William Orr who have been deeply and compassionately involved in the lives of Pittsburghers for over fifty years. In 2002, the Orr Center became a part of the East End Cooperative Ministry.


PROFESSIONAL STAFF

Janice Rivers, Emergency Homeless Program Manager


OPPORTUNITIES FOR CONGREGATIONAL OR INDIVIDUAL INVOLVEMENT

Volunteers are needed to spend time with guests, i.e. escorting, visiting, playing games. Donation of food, meals, craft items, clothing, money and gifts in kind are appreciated.


INFORMATIONAL PROGRAMS AVAILABLE

Speakers and a video are available and tours of the Orr Center can be arranged.


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www.eecm.org