Resources

The Homewood-Brushton Business Association

http://homewoodbiz.org/
(412) 945-7422  or homewoodbusinessassociation@gmail.com
The HBBA’s mission is to foster the development and growth of the Homewood-Brushton Business Community.
They facilitate small businesses access to capital, provide industry information, technical assistance, and business support.

Community Empowerment Association

http://www.ceapittsburgh.org/ or (412) 371-3689
CEA offers after-school programs, summer camps, behavioral children and adolescents programs.

  • The African-American Leadership Institute

Assist at-risk, Black boys in developing dreams that transform themselves along with their communities. With the help of loving mentorship from elders, adults, and skilled professionals in the Pittsburgh community, the youth are guided to imagine themselves within three life contexts: life purpose, life mission, and life work.

  •  The Safe Passage Prevention and Intervention Program

A holistic youth after school program designed to provide life skills training, educational preparation, and therapeutic support for adolescents and at-risk youth ages 6-17.

  • Summer Camp Kamp Kuumba

An opportunity for youth to continue to receive an empowering and culturally affirming education even when school is out.

  • Saturday University

A weekly extra-curricular program that provides a safe, productive, and educational space for black boys and girls.

  • Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)

This program engages 50 local, youth workers, ages 14-21 in paid work activities. The youth receive training in work readiness, interpersonal communication, and community development training, as well as a stipend.

  • Community Wellness Initiative

CEA provides professional counseling services that are culturally-specific, accessible, community-based, mobile, with in-home evaluation and treatment.

 


 

Homewood Children’s Village


http://hcvpgh.org/ or (412) 727-7605
HCV offers several programs for childhood and adolescents’ development and support.

  • Baby Promise

Baby Promise is an 8-week program designed for expectant parents and parents of children ages 0-5. Parents receive training in healthy pregnancies, stages of child development, health and safety, discipline and stress management, and nutrition and healthy foods.

  • Scholar Project

The Scholar Project is an after school and summer time for high school students. The program’s goals are to assist students through high school graduation, promote a college going culture, and empower students as agents of community change. Academic support is provided on-site at Westinghouse high school during the school day and at partner programs after school.

  • Summer Learn and Earn

The Learn and Earn Summer Youth Employment Initiative is a collaboration between the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, and Partner4Work to provide work readiness training and summer employment to youth.

  • We Promise

We Promise is a mentoring program created by Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) to eliminate racial disparities in achievement of the Pittsburgh Promise scholarship.

  • Full-service Community Schools Program

HCV’s Service Community School (FSCS) Site Directors work in several of the public schools that serve Homewood’s children: Westinghouse, Lincoln, and Faison. They build strong relationships with school staff and outside community partners to create a comprehensive community school.

  • Circles Program

Circles is a nationally-known, proven, and innovative way of connecting people across socioeconomic lines in an effort to move people & families out of poverty.

 


 

Operation Better Block (OBB)

obbinc.org or (412) 731-1908

  • Bridge to Benefits (B2B)

Program Collaboration between Operation Better Block, Inc. (OBB) and the Homewood-Brushton YMCA. Bridge to Benefits (B2B) is designed to link financially struggling families to public benefits and services (ex. Low-Income Heating and Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Food Stamps, Child Care Subsidy, Medical Assistance, Earned Income Credit (EIC),  Property Tax & Rent Rebate, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Emergency Assistance)

  • Jr. Green Corps

This program provides Pittsburgh youth ages 14-19 with structured activities that impact their physical environment, equip them for leadership roles in the community, improve their academic achievement, and provide them with an opportunity to explore green collar jobs and careers.

 


YMCA Homewood-Brushton

http://www.ymcaofpittsburgh.org/homewood/ or (412) 243-2900

YMCA offers athletic programs for children and families, and technology programs on music production, digital design, and a high-volume production kitchen. Many programs available.

 


 

YWCA

http://www.ywcapgh.org/ or (412) 255-1488

Several programs supporting children, youth, and families.

  • Women’s Resource Center

YWCA Greater Pittsburgh’s Women’s Resource Center (WRC) is a community resource for strengthening connections between women, their families, friends and the organizations that provide services and support to women.

  • Childcare Information Services

412- 261-2273 (CARE) or 1-800-392-3131

YWCA Greater Pittsburgh manages the Child Care Information Services (CCIS) of Allegheny County. Our professional staff provides tips on how to identify quality early learning and helps families find the child care services they need. We can help you find qualified child care providers near your home or office and give you information on provider fees, services, and participation in Keystone STARS or NAEYC Accreditation. CCIS services are free to all Allegheny County families, regardless of family income.

  • Child Development and Education

412-361-6433 or info@ywcapgh.org

A licensed, Pennsylvania Keystone STAR 4 Facility, YWCA provides quality, comprehensive, interactive early development and education for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age. They provide healthy and nutritious meals, and encourage children to think, be creative, and succeed.

  • STEM Programs

YWCA Greater Pittsburgh Youth Services Department excites students’ interest in STEM through hands-on, collaborative, and project-based learning.

Homewood Children’s Village

http://hcvpgh.org/ or 412-727-7605

  • The HCV’s Research and Evaluation (ORE) Team

The team tracks and analyzes the impacts of HCV’s core services, builds a keen understanding of the complex conditions and barriers that the Homewood community faces, and act as consultants to other organizations to support planning efforts.

  • Leadership Program

The Leadership Institute is a training program for Homewood residents who want to become activists, advocates, and ambassadors for Homewood.

 


 

 

Operation Better Block (OBB)

obbinc.org or (412) 731-1908

  • Cluster Planning

The goal of Homewood Cluster Planning is to guide that change in the interest of Homewood’s residents. The Cluster Planning process creates a detailed land use vision for Homewood’s future based on the needs and desires of existing, present-day community stakeholders.

 


 

Race Street 2050 Inc.

236 Race Street, Suite 101 Pittsburgh, PA 15208, (412) 512-0082

Race Street 2050 Inc. recognizes that blight breeds crime, the Race Street Committee brings residents of the entire street together to organize street cleanups and beautify vacant lots. They board up houses, and coordinate plantings of new trees, host yard sales and social events.

 


 

YWCA

http://www.ywcapgh.org/ or (412) 391-5100

  • Center for Race & Gender Equity

YWCA Greater Pittsburgh’s Center for Race & Gender Equity (CRGE) promotes awareness of equality issues, educates individuals, and advocates for change in communities throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania. Their work includes establishing partnerships with allies and coalitions; engaging grassroots networks; and hosting community forums, workshops, and trainings.

Community Empowerment Association

http://www.ceapittsburgh.org/ or (412) 371-3689

CEA offers Workforce Development Programs and connections to careers.

YMCA Food Bank Distribution

(412) 243-2900
YMCA Homewood-Brushton, 7140 Bennett Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208
1:00 – 3:00 pm. on 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.

YWCA

http://www.ywcapgh.org/ or (412) 255-1488)

YWCA Greater Pittsburgh provides bi-lingual (Spanish) community health education, support, and patient navigation that assists and empowers women to take care of their health. They have Certified Navigators to answer your questions about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Health Insurance Enrollment.

Building United of Southwestern PA (BUSP)

busp.org or (412) 378-1142

Assists low-moderate income persons acquire quality affordable housing.

 


 

Homewood Children’s Village, Operation Better Block, Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh, and Neighborworks

http://hcvpgh.org/ or (412) 727.7605

  • The Homewood Housing Preservation Partnership

Comprehensive housing needs program focusing on housing rehabilitation and pre-workforce development ages 18 – 25.

 


 

YWCA

http://www.ywcapgh.org/ or (412) 391-5100

YWCA Greater Pittsburgh offers supportive and affordable housing programs for homeless low-income individuals and their children. The YW also offers affordable housing options for low-income families who meet certain income criteria. The objective of the YW’s Housing Program is to help families establish safe, affordable, permanent housing as an important foundation for self-sufficiency and economic stability.

Operation Better Block

https://www.obbinc.org/
OBB offers assistance “untangling” property titles.

Homewood Community Ministries

7734 Tioga Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Provides and promotes community worship events and ministries that improve the overall spiritual health of the Homewood-Brushton neighborhood.