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South Hills Interfaith Movement

UNITED WAY #383 CFC #9288

5301 Park Avenue
Bethel Park PA 15102-3641
412-854-9120


MISSION

SOUTH HILLS INTERFAITH MOVEMENT is an interfaith organization actively extending God’s love with dignity and respect, to the people of the South Hills of Pittsburgh. SHIM is a non-profit, (501c3 Health and Human Services), interfaith organization supported by local congregations, community organizations, foundations, businesses and individuals.


VALUE STATEMENT

SERVING THE SOUTH HILLS

SHIM is a non-profit health and human services organization operating within the South Hills area of Allegheny County.

HELPLING WITH HEART

SHIM has a sympathetic and sensitive understanding of client and community needs.  Our commitment is to provide the desired assistance with loving kindness and respect for the dignity, strengths and privacy needs of each individual.


INSPIRING INTERFAITH INTERACTION

One of SHIM’s primary focus areas is that of increasing understanding, appreciation and respect for diverse faiths and cultures through educational opportunities and experiences for all ages

MAKING MISSION MATTER

SHIM’s mission is our central focus and the driving force in delivering our programs and services. As we extend God’s love to our families, we provide meaningful volunteer opportunities that allow community members to put their faith into action.

 

CURRENT PROGRAMS

Family Assistance (Food pantry, clothing and small household items, holiday appeals, Doallar Energy screening); Youth Programs (Summer Recreation Programs, Early Childhood Programs, Tutoring, Cross-Cultural Programs); Interfaith Programs( Interfaith Holocaust Observation, Interfaith dialogues, Thanksgiving Interfaith Worship Service)


HISTORY

SHIM began its ministry in 1968 through the efforts of local Presbyterian, Methodist, Roman Catholic and Jewish congregations. The first effort was an outreach center for youth in South Hills Village Mall. From that beginning evolved counseling services for all ages. During the 70’s and 80’s changing economic times called for the development of supportive programs for the lower economic level families. Interfaith programs, including an annual Holocaust Observance, Interfaith Thanksgiving Worship Service and Interfaith dialogue opportunities for young people. In the late 1990’s, in response to an influx of refugees being resettled in the Prospect Park neighborhood of Whitehall, SHIM began a Family Center. The Prospect Park Family Center is free to all families living in Prospect Park and focuses primarily on families with children ages 0-5 years. All programs intend to provide needed services as families adjust to life in the United States. The programs also promote self sufficiency through education and enable children to excel in the local school system.


OPPORTUNITIES FOR CONGREGATIONAL OR INDIVIDUAL INVOLVEMENT

There is a constant need for committed volunteers for a number of SHIM programs ranging from driving vans to tutoring young people and front office help. Donations of food, small household items, clothing and holiday gifts are needed and appreciated. Please call our volunteer coordinator 421-854-9120 X 24.


VISIT US ON THE WEB

www.shim-center.org